Jul 29, 2016

Coming in August

Next Up:

Debra Stark's Cookbooks:

Kerry Cronin, our Director, will be facilitating the August 10th meeting and Debra Stark will be hosting! We look forward to sharing recipes and great discussions with our local celebrity, 

Debra Stark!


Thank you all for sharing your friendship, wonderful recipes, and camaraderie with me. I've gone to the Ipswich Library and hope if you're up there you will visit with me! 


Apr 14, 2016

Flour, too a big hit!

Thanks to the 25 people who cooked and shared their recipes from Joanne Chang's Flour, too.  Emily Speagle gave the group a great biographical summary about Joanne and led a discussion on what went well and not so well.  We're looking forward to cooking from The Art of Mastering French Cooking by Julia Child at the May 10th meeting. See you then!

Enjoy these photos of many of the dishes yesterday. (Courtesy of our Children's Librarian, Fayth)

Feb 10, 2016

Salads upon salads!

Thank you to our Branch Librarian, Theresa, for taking this photo of the scrumptious salads we sampled today. All the salads were from Raising the Salad by local author, Cathy Walthers.  Cathy talked about how she got started in cooking, food writing, and teaching. It was great to hear how her husband and son test all of her recipes before they are published in her books!  Thank you, Cathy, for joining us!

Thank you to the 28 people who prepared the salads and shared them.   For a list of all the recipes samples today please visit this site (scroll to the bottom).

The next cookbook title is Make it Ahead by Ina Garten.  Copies of the this book will be available at the Main Library and Fowler Branch starting on Wednesday, February 24th. 

Registration to attend the Wed., March 9th meeting also begins on February 24th. Please register to attend on this site.

Stay warm and I'll see you all very soon!

Jan 14, 2016

We ate our veggies at the January meeting!

Twenty eight people attended yesterday's Cookbook Club!  So, we had 28 vegetarian recipes to try. They were all delicious. Thanks to everyone to cooked and shared.

Thanks to Cookbook Club member Beth Baryiames for sharing this photo of her new Labradoodle puppy, Elphaba.  She was helping Beth select a recipe!

For those of you who would like to make some of the other recipes you tried yesterday, check out this site

Dec 30, 2015

January registration is open!


On this last day of 2015, registration is now open for the January 13th meeting of Cookbook Club.  The 13th is a Wednesday and the meeting starts at noon at our Fowler Branch Library (1322 Main St. in West Concord).

Copies of the cookbook are now ready to be checked out at both the Main Library and Fowler Branch Library.  Please be sure to tell us which recipe you'll be making for the meeting.  You can use this online form to claim your recipe.  You can also check this list for recipes that have already been claimed.

And, if you have suggestions for future cookbook, please record them on this site.

I look forward to seeing you all soon. Happy New Year! --Nathalie 

Dec 9, 2015

The Nantucket Holiday Table was delicious!

Today was the second meeting of Cookbook Club.  Fourteen people gathered to share everything from Maple Syrup Baked Beans to Cranberry Crunch.  Thank you to all the cooks.  We talked about what worked well and not so well. Members also shared how they altered some of the recipes and the results. Several people made suggestions for future cookbook titles.

Nov 13, 2015

First meeting of the Cookbook Club a hit!

Our first meeting of Cookbook Club this past Tuesday was fun and delicious!  There were 17 people who attended and shared a dish from The Spices of Life!

The author of the cookbook, Nina Simonds, gave a great presentation about how she traveled to Taipei at the age of 19 in 1975 to learn classic chinese cooking.  She then went on to correspond with Julia Child and traveled to France to learn even more about cooking.  

Be sure to join us for the December 9th meeting at the Fowler Branch Library in West Concord. Required registration starts on Wed., November 25th.  Copies of the next cookbook, The Nantucket Holiday Table by Susan Simon will be available at both libraries starting on November 25th.