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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: Hinsdale Bite Club: Summer Specials

Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

Whether grilling or chilling, share one of your favorite summer recipes, try your hand at preparing another participant’s favorite, and then we’ll discuss. Demo’s of tips and tricks are welcome!

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

VIRTUAL: Kitchen Tech: I Can Grill That?

Wednesday, July 8 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Clever tools and techniques allow you to grill things you never thought you could. We will discuss what you can grill beyond burgers, steaks, and brats, what tools you’ll need, and how to do it.

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

VIRTUAL: Hinsdale Bite Club: All American!

Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July (a little late) through food. Share one of your favorite patriotic recipes, try your hand at preparing another participant’s favorite, and then we’ll discuss.

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

VIRTUAL: Hinsdale Bite Club: Farmer's Market Favorites

The Farmer’s Market is full of fresh, local produce. Share a favorite recipe with a Farmer’s Market ingredient, try your hand at preparing another participant’s favorite, and then we’ll discuss.

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

Programs at Your Pace: Kitchen Tech: Elevate Your Cooking

Ready to take your cooking to the next level? Susan and Mike show you how to obtain inspiration for your next meal using online sources of information. They touch on food blogs, online videos, digital magazines and more. It’s time to get cooking! (20 minutes).

This presentation is always available for streaming on YouTube.

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.