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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

VIRTUAL: Kitchen Tech: Beyond Black Bean Burgers

Wednesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

Whether you’re going meatless for your health or for the health of the planet, options for a plant-based diet have expanded exponentially recently. We will walk you through what you need to know about a meat-free diet, and will provide insight into the latest plant-based innovations.

 

Please include an email address when registering and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session.

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.