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 25 digital magazines, free to read with your HPL card. Pull up a recipe from Clean Eating, Fine Cooking or Southern Living on your device and start planning your next meal. We also have several print magazines available, including Cooks Illustrated, Saveur, Cooking Light and Food & Wine.
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Food and Cooking Events
Tuesday, October 16 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
There may be a cafe on every corner, but sometimes the best cup of coffee can be the one you make at home. We’ll lay out various tasty options for getting your caffeine pronto, covering everything from Keurig to the Ninja Coffee Bar. Your taste buds and wallet will thank you for coming
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
In this edition of our popular Kitchen Tech series, we will break down the different technologies for making smoothies and homemade frozen treats. Join us as we delve into ice cream maker and blender technologies, demonstrate how they work, and provide some tastings.
Tuesday, October 9 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Chef Susan Maddox returns with her twist of recipes featuring the flavors of Oktoberfest. Delicious tastings included. Limit 75.
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.