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Thunder cake

Read it and Eat it!

With all the rain we’ve had lately, I keep thinking back to the book, Thunder Cake, by Patricia Polacco.

Nigella Lawson cookbook

Tasty Treats

Cookbooks to delight and inspire

There are only certain times of year that I feel a desire to bake.  I don’t cook – that’s what the Food Network and family members are for - but now that summer is approaching, the urge for munchies sets in. If you think I’m the only one, check out this recent article in the Washington Post.

Heart 411 cover

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month.  Do you or someone you know has a heart health concern?  Here is a selection of heart health resources available from the library. Heart 411 by Marc Gillinov and Steven Nissen

Fairy Tale Feasts

The Search for Delicious

Recipes from Children's Literature

Have you ever read a book that featured an item of food, either real or imagined, that sounded so delicious you wanted to taste it yourself? As a child reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, I wondered how delicious a Turkish delight was. What could possibly taste so good that you would sell out your family and friends?

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Books for Young Bakers

Middle grade novels that incorporate baking

I am normally an outdoorsy person, and with parents who grew up in Maine and Wisconsin, you would think I would spend all winter sledding down hills and finding places to ski.  I love snowshoeing and walking through freshly fallen snow, but I also appreciate cold, snowy afternoons spent indoors with my cats and a hot cup of tea.

The Joy of Vegan Baking

Vegan Cookbooks for Everyone

Recipes for vegans, carnivores and everyone in between!

Calling all fruit and veggie lovers! These are the cookbooks for you. Whether you’re vegan or not, the cookbooks listed below are full of delicious, healthful recipes that are waiting for you to try out. If you’re new to being vegan, the books below will be a great way to start.


Book it to Health! with Good Foods Market and UDC

Ratatouille anyone?

Join us on Thursday, August 4, 2015 at 7 p.m. for a summer evening of delicious sampling of this healthy dish at our Book-it-to-Health Seminars. Book-it-to-Health presents live instruction, simple, delicious, healthy recipes and nutrition information by trained nutrition specialists and chefs, and a raffle for free groceries! We have a great collection of healthy eating cookbooks. So bring your library cards, dig in and check out!  


2015 James Beard Foundation Award Winners

Some of the Best of the Beards

The winners of the James Beard Foundation Awards were announced a few months ago in Chicago. For those unaware of the Beard Awards, let’s just say that they are the culinary equivalent of the Oscars or Grammys honoring the “crème de la crème” of the food world. The awards celebrate the best chefs and restaurants, books, and broadcast media.

Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Beginners' Guide to Baking

Throw yourself into floury fun

As November stares us in the face, the holiday season looms. And one of the joys of the holiday season are baked goods! But before you go to your local bakery or buy a boxed mix from the store, try to make your own! Often your goodies take slightly more work but yield exponentially more delicious results. Don't be scared! I'll hold your hand. Try these, listed in order of difficulty: