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Bibliobites in September: What’s for Lunch….and Dinner!







In Beating the Lunch Box Blues J. M . Hirsch recommends “leftovers by design”. Cook extra for dinner and you’ll have the makings for some quick and delicious lunches. If you like this concept, and/or are looking for lunch inspiration, the author also has a blog by the […]

Bibliobites in August: Vegetables

The recommendations and the recipes were flying fast and furious at the August Bibliobites meeting. Everyone seemed inspired by summer’s bountiful produce to try new things, as well as new variations on old favorites. We did not read a specific title; each person checked out a book from our collection that related to the […]

Bibliobites in July: Barbecue Addiction by Bobby Flay





We thought summer might be a good time to explore the thrill of the grill, so this month found us knee-deep in smoke boxes, rubs, and hot fires! People found the book visually pleasing (with lots of drool-worthy photos) and well laid out. Our experienced grillers were motivated to try […]

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 […]

BIBLIOBITES IN MAY – Eating and writing!

May’s Bibliobites group read Garlic and Sapphires by bestselling author and former New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl.

Everyone said they loved the book and many revisited her two memoirs – Tender at the Bone and Comfort me with Apples. Some even went on to read her new fiction title Delicious – published 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.