Book Discussion – The Summer Shack Cookbook by Jasper White

 

 

 

June’s Bibliobites title was The Summer Shack Cookbook by Jasper White. Reviews were decidedly mixed! People mentioned that they liked some of the recipes they tried, but not enough to make them again. Some participants also said they already had recipes they loved for some of the classic fish dishes in [...]

Book Discussion – Nigella Lawson

April’s Bibliobites group focused on the Italian-inspired cooking of Nigella Lawson. Lawson is homegrown chef with no formal training. She has worked as an English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, and food writer. She is known for her flirtatious way of presenting recipes and has affectionately been dubbed the “Queen of food porn.” Our group members [...]

Book Discussion – Bread Baking

 

 

The third meeting of both our morning and evening Bibliobites group found many of us leaving our comfort zones and trying new things. Bread baking is not part of every cook’s repertoire and some of us found it intimidating. “Why is that so?” asked a new member who joined us on Thursday [...]

Book Discussion – Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

The second meeting of our two Bibliobites groups discussed Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman.

 

People in general enjoyed the book, and we were impressed with how many recipes people made from it. Many seemed to enjoy the author’s way of writing (with the long head-notes), though some thought it was a bit much. One [...]

Book Discussion -The Splendid Table’s: How to Eat Supper

 

 

 

Cooking and eating fans met this past week for the premiere of our evening and morning sessions of the Bibliobites Cookbook Club. The featured book “The Splendid Table’s How to Cook Supper” by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift was enjoyed by all. The book is both a primer for weekday [...]

Book Review: Melt: the art of macaroni and cheese

Have you read Melt: the art of macaroni and cheese, by Stephanie Stiavetti & Garrett McCord yet? It was recently added to the library’s collection, and here’s a review from the publisher:

A cookbook that reinvents the American classic, macaroni and cheese, with gourmet ingredients, handcrafted artisan cheeses, and unique flavor combinations.