February Cookbook Discussion
Our February meeting and will take place on
February 27th in the Fireplace Room at 11 a.m
The Book selection for the 2015 One Book Chelmsford Program is “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian. A book telling parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past. Armenian cooking is well known to have Mediterranean Near Eastern, and Middle Eastern hints in their dishes. To coordinate with the 2015 One Book Chelmsford program BiblioBites has chosen two books with a Mediterranean theme.
In “The Armenian Table” cookbook author Victoria Jenanyan Wise has collected Armenian traditional favorites and contemporary variants. The BiblioBites book group will focus on one chapter from her book – Kufta. Kufta or stuffed “meat”balls are a staple of Armenian cooking. They may or may not have meat in them and they may or may not be stuffed. We have copies of this chapter at the Main Library circulation desk for you to pick up and keep.
Adjectives used to describe “Jerusalem: a cookbook” by Yotam Ottoleghi and Sami Tammi are amazing, doable, luscious, photographic, beautiful, outstanding… and the list goes on. “Jerusalem” comes highly recommended to us by Andrea, our co-leader. After trying a few recipes she bought the book for her own collection. Quoting Andrea, ” Everything I tried was delicious.”
Bonus opportunity: Armenian Food Demo
Try making some Kuftas and then join Mika Jenavorian and Alis Peretzian as they demonstrate authentic Armenian dishes.
Wednesday, February 18th at 7 p.m.
Please register for this program on the Library’s calendar.
February 27th in the Fireplace Room at 11 a.m.
We always welcome new cooks to our group. Join us for the conversation even if you don’t get a chance to cook. It is always fun and informative.