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Food and Cooking

Culinary ideas from school lunches to gourmet dinners

Food and Wine

Food and Cooking Resources

Books

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.

Flipster and Print Magazines

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.

Food and Wine Newsletter

Sign up to receive a curated monthly newsletter with interesting lists and the newest food and wine titles.

Elite Eats Guide

The comprehensive restaurant guide compiled with staff and program attendee recommendations for great food in the Chicago area. You’re sure to find a spot to fit your tastes in the latest Elite Eats Guide.

 

Food and Cooking Events

Kitchen Tech Presents BBQ Myths Debunked by Meathead

Wednesday, June 26 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

New York Times bestselling cookbook author Meathead tells the real truth about BBQ in this informative session.

He’s taught at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, and in this entertaining session, will help you distinguish BBQ fact from fiction. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor smoking and grilling questions for Meathead, whose Amazingribs.com enjoys a top-notch reputation.

Food and Cooking Links

Hinsdale Farmer’s Market

Open Monday mornings during summer and early fall, the Hinsdale Farmer’s Market offers a variety of fresh and prepared foods.

New York Times Cooking

With recipes, collections and video cooking guides, NYT Cooking offers access to over 17,000 recipes.

PBS Cooking

PBS featured cooking show like Julia Child and the Frugal Gourmet long before it was cool, but their legacy continues.