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Cookbook Club

Goshen Public Library Cookbook Book Club


Cookbook Club Information

The Cookbook Book Club meets the 1st Friday of the month (excepting holidays) from 1:00pm-2:30pm.  The book club is run by Adult Services librarian, Lynn Coppers and reads/reviews a wide range of cookbooks to include: various cooking techniques, specific chefs, and ethnic cooking styles.  The members of the book club bring one dish to share from the cookbook and the group sits down for a potluck lunch.  This book club is currently full, you are welcome to stop by or call the Reference Desk to be added to a wait list (845)294-6606 ext. 106.



Browsing for Cookbooks at

The Goshen Public Library

Cookbooks are shelved in the Non-Fiction section between 641.5 and 642.   Here is how they are arranged:

641.5   – General cookbooks

641.59 – Cookbooks by country or region

      For example:

641.5943  German

641.5944  French

641.5945  Italian

641.5947  Russian

641.5951  Chinese

641.5954  Indian

641.5956  Middle Eastern

641.595    Vietnamese, Thai, Singapore

641.5972  Mexican

641.5981  Brazilian

641.6 – Specific kinds of foods

     For example:

641.631    Grains

641.656    Tofu

641.665    Chicken

641.692    Fish

641.7 - Specific processes and techniques

     For example:

641.71     Roasting

641.76     BBQ/Grilling

641.815   Baking

641.853   Candy Making

641.8 – Specific kinds of dishes

     For example:

641.812   Appetizers

641.813   Soup

641.821   Casseroles & One Dish Meals

641.824   Pizza

641.83     Salads

Cookbook Book Club Selections


Below are the titles, in order of discussion month, of the cookbooks the Cookbook club has reviewed, discussed, and sampled.

Past Cookbook Selections

Cookbook Club Sampled Recipes

Food 52 Genius Recipes - Sampled Recipes

Basic Hummus, p. 36 - Simple and delicious.

One-Ingredient Whole Grain Crackers, p. 37 - The ultimate in simple recipes!

Raised Waffles, p. 29 - Delicate and crisp.

Mushroom Bourguignon, p. 147 - A rich and hearty vegetarian dish.

Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake, p. 218 - Moist and delicious.

Pleny More - Sampled Recipes

Steamed Eggplant with Sesame and Green Onion, p. 40 - A lovely Japanese inspired preparation  The marinade would be useful in other dishes as well.

How to Eat Supper/How to Eat Weekends - Sampled Recipes

Almond Chutney Chicken in Lettuce Roll-Ups page 113.  (Katie Edson)  Good, nice for a party.

The Smitten Kitchen - Sampled Recipes

Tart it Up! - Sampled Recipes

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking - Sampled Recipes

Can't remember what I made.  It was not memorable or worthy of making again (Katie Edson).

Squash and Ricotta Tart, p. 27 - Used half the wsugar called for and it was still too sweet.  Would cut the sugar still more and use basil instead of fresh mint.

Genovese Focaccia, p. 32 - Delicious.  Would be great for sandwiches.



My Kitchen Year - Sampled Recipes

Gingered Applesauce Cake Glazed with Caramel:  page 93.  Katie Edson - so yummy! A recipe to make again and again.

Longchamps Rice Pudding with Raisins, - Everyone enjoyed this.

Lemon Pudding Cake, p. 165 - Very easy and delicious.

James Beard's Tomato Pie, - Ripe summer tomatoes are a must!

Corn Pudding - A great side dish or simple dinner.  Would also be good for reakfast!

Rose Water and Orange Blossoms - Sampled Recipes

Mujadara with Crispy Onions, p.139 - Delicious, complex flavor from simple ingredients.

Freekah with Tomato and Chickpeas, p. 141.  Very nice alternative to the standard rice or pasta side.

Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Broth with Rice Stuffing, pp. 88-89 - Used Swiss chard instead of cabbage.  Very tasty!  Recipes for other fillings are also given.

Hushweh (Chicken Rice Pilaf with Butter Toasted Almonds), pp. 124-125 - Lebanese comfort food.  Delicious and substantial.

Cooking in Goshen

Farmer's Market Information

The Market runs every Friday, 10am until 5pm until November 1 with the exception of Friday July 5.  You can find us at the intersection of Main St and South Church Street.

Subject Guide

Katie Edson

Cookbook and Recipe Surveys

Cookbook Survey

Recipe Survey