Food and Wine
Food and Cooking Resources
From vegan cooking to barbecue and smoothie diets to decadent desserts, the Library offers a variety of food preparation and cookbooks. Look for the 641 Dewey Decimal number or the sign that says “Cookbooks” on the second floor.
The Library offers over 30 digital magazines, free to read with your HPL card. Pull up a recipe from Bon Appetit, Saveur, Clean Eating, Fine Cooking or Cooking Light on your device and start planning your next meal. We also have several print magazines available, including Cooks Illustrated, Vegetarian Times and Food & Wine.
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Food and Cooking Events
If you love cookbooks cooking and eating, join librarian Maura Schoo to talk cookbooks and share samples of easy recipes. Everyone is asked to prepare & bring a sample from one of the featured cookbooks. Copies of the selected cookbooks will be available for checkout two weeks prior to the program. The program meets quarterly on a Monday night and the next one is April 24, 2017, please register!
Interested in expanding your dining horizons? Elite Eats is an occasional program that gives you the inside track on the best under-the-radar spots in the area. Join Adult Services Librarian Mike Oetting for an interactive discussion of local restaurants. Share your personal picks with fellow diners and learn of other undiscovered gems. Attendees will receive a comprehensive restaurant guide which includes picks from previous Elite Eats attendees. You’re sure to find a restaurant tailored for your tastes. This program is offered occasionally.
May 16, 2017 7pm-8pm
Join us as we bring back Christine Trainer, a Board Certified Integrative Health & Wellness coach, and local author, for a smoothie workshop! Learn how to make balanced smoothies that are not only good for you, but taste good too! Even kids will love them! We will have samples to taste and recipes to take home.Please register
Food and Cooking Links
Open Monday mornings during summer and early fall, the Hinsdale Farmer’s Market offers a variety of fresh and prepared foods.
With recipes, collections and video cooking guides, NYT Cooking offers access to over 17,000 recipes.
PBS featured cooking show like Julia Child and the Frugal Gourmet long before it was cool, but their legacy continues.