What's Cooking Book Club

Happy National Cookbook Month!

New cooks and the kitchen curious are always welcome!
We meet under the library's Dome.

How does What's Cooking Book Club work?
Glad you asked! It's easy and fun.
1) Check out a cookbook from the library's cookbook collection and make a recipe based on the month's theme. 
2) Bring your recipe to the meeting so others can sample (current group size is typically 6-10 people).
3) Bring a copy of the recipe so we can share with others in the group.

Nov. 13      Ethnic Heritage (Recipe from your cultural background)
Dec. 11      TBD

Tips & Tricks

  • Use a regular plastic ziplock bag as a piping bag - just cut a hole in the corner!
  • It's ok to use use cilantro stems. Break away the largest ones, but save time by just chopping the smaller stems in with the cilantro leaves.
  • Get a soapy sink ready to go before you start. It makes clean up that much easier!
  • Prep your ingredients ahead. It might seem like too much work when you're prepping, but it sure makes the cooking portion easy.
  • If storing fresh strawberries for a few days, wait until you're ready to eat them to clean them; rinsing them speeds up spoiling.
  • When planting tomatoes, plant deeply, including one-third of the stem

You've got questions. We've got answers.

  • Is cooking an art or science? Both of course! There's science behind the ingredients, measurements, and chemical reactions, but let's be honest, we all love to create with our food.
  • What's the best way to get the liquid out of zucchini (paper towels don't seem to cut it)? Put the zucchini in a strainer and use a smaller bowl to press the zucchini into the strainer to help push out the excess liquid.
  • What does it mean to harden off a plant? Gradually acclimate the plant to the outdoors over the course of a week before planting in the garden.

Recipes to share