Food and Beverages

Take a Bite Out of Your Favorite Story

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by HylaryL

Food How many times have you been reading a book where they mention something the character is eating and your stomach grumbles in jealousy? I know I have! What’s stopping you from making some of these delicious sounding dishes at home? Did you know that there are entire cookbooks dedicated to helping you learn how to prepare dishes from some of your favorite stories? While a . . . more »

Make it a Big Night

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014 by Food_and_Beverages

Traditionally my family makes homemade raviolis for Easter dinner, but this year we will attempt to make a timpano. Timpanos are layers of pasta, meatballs, hard-boiled eggs, cheese and various other delicious things all cooked inside a crust, as featured in the movie Big Night. Try it yourself with the recipe from the cookbook Tucci by Stanley Tucci (who wrote and starred in the movie) . . . more »

A Life in Cheese

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Food_and_Beverages

Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge Have you ever lost your head to a triple creme or apologized to your seatmate for the epoisse in your carry-on? America's production and consumption of artisanal cheese is growing quickly and grilled cheese franchises are popping up in our neighborhoods. Sample the lives of those who have dedicated their lives to cheese with the following at SCCLD. Cheesemonger : Subtitled, A Life on the . . . more »

3.14159 Equals Pie!

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by CynthiaSays

It's National Pi Day! The Adult & Teen Services Staff recently celebrated with a vegan Key Lime Pie, courtesy of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's cookbook, "Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 Out-of-this-World Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobbelers and More." Moskowitz is a master at turning out yummy vegan recipes that taste like the "real" thing. Whether you're baking for dedicated vegans, lactose intolerance, or picky eaters . . . more »

National Frozen Food Day: 3/6

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

Are you the type of person whose freezer is more full than their refrigerator? Whether that is because you're too busy to cook every day, don't like cooking, or prefer to prepare the entire week/month of meals in advance, today is your day! March 6th is National Frozen Food Day, so don't be afraid to admit your idea of "cooking" is to pop something in . . . more »

Slow Cooker Books We Love

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 by Food_and_Beverages

The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker Slow cooker recipes are at once easy and delicious. Here are our favorite slow cooker books & DVDs to help you get started! See our full list of slow cooker books. Whether you are a vegetarian hard-pressed to find enticing recipes for your slow cooker, an omnivore looking to expand your repertoire, or a follower of a vegetable-focused diet, The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker will . . . more »

Why Is There a Tiny Baby in My Cake?

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Food_and_Beverages

plastic baby A tiny baby is in my cake! It is definitely a tiny baby! I found a tiny, beige-colored plastic baby in a piece of cake that my friend served to us. “Congratulations!” she said. This type of tiny baby cake is called a “King Cake.” According to my friend, the tiny baby symbolizes a baby Jesus, and the cake is traditionally eaten on January 6th . . . more »

Eat Like an Olympian!

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by HylaryL

Olympic fever has gripped the world! We are right in the thick of the Winter Games in Sochi, and, while it’s fun to watch people in peak physical condition compete in feats of endurance, strength and artistry, one question keeps popping up (in my mind at least): how do these Olympians get in such good shape?! Training for the Olympics takes a lifetime of practice, . . . more »

The Perfect Meal For Your Sweetheart

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

Cooking with Love One of the most romantic and sweet things that anyone can do for another person is cook for them. Instead of making reservations and eating out this upcoming Valentine's Day, eat in. Cook for someone you love, or even better cook together! Here is a good sampling of cookbooks to help you in the search for the perfect Valentine's Day meal, and don't forget dessert! . . . more »

Healthy Chicken Wings? It’s possible!

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by HylaryL

Halal chicken wings Did you know that the Buffalo Wing turns 50 this year? It’s true! Back in 1964 at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, this delicious party food first hit the culinary stage. Since then, these morsels of spicy, savory goodness have been delighting us with various iterations of sauces, flavors, and cooking methods. Unfortunately, chicken wings aren’t always the healthiest thing to eat. So how . . . more »