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
Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
If you love cookbooks cooking and eating, come talk cookbooks and share samples of easy recipes. Everyone is asked to prepare & bring a sample from one of the featured food blogs.
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. Check back for the next edition of Elite Eats.
Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand we have local certified health coach Christine Trainer. Just in time for kicking those Spring Break habits, learn how to eliminate sugar from your diet. Christine will discuss the negative affects of sugar, physically and mentally, and provide you with a plan to reset your diet without sugar.
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Renowned local chef Susan Maddox returns to share her culinary expertise by preparing a Sprintime Menu in Paris. Attendees will watch while she cooks several French-themed delights and then get taste them. Limit 50.
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.