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.
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
Food52 Genius Recipes
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
December 2015's meeting.
This debut title from Food52 Works, a new imprint from Ten Speed Press, draws from Food52's James Beard Award-nominated Genius Recipes column, which features inventive recipes that rethink cooking tropes and, simply put, are nothing short of genius. [...]
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
February 2016's meeting:
The hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghi's bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method. Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the world's most beloved culinary talents. [...]
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper
Publication Date: 2008-04-08
March 2016's meeting (along with "How to Eat Weekends" byt he same author).
Just when you thought the last thing the world needed was another book on weeknight cooking, along comes an entirely fresh take on the subject. As they do on their weekly show, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and producer Sally Swift approach their topic with attitude and originality, making The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper one of the most engaging cookbooks of this or any other year. [...]
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
March 2016's meeting (along with "How to Eat Supper" by the same author).
In this enticing James Beard Award-nominated follow-up to their first book, Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift, host and producer of "The Splendid Table" public radio show, celebrate Saturday and Sunday--those two days of the week when the pressure is off, time becomes your ally, and you get to slow down and dig into cooking in a different way. [...]
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
April 2016's meeting.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner of the IACP Julia Child First Book Award ;Named one of Cooking Light magazine's Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen--home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger. [...]
Tart It Up
Publication Date: 2012-10-10
May 2016's meeting:
From a 'proper' quiche Lorraine to an indulgent raspberry cheesecake pie, Eric Lanlard, bestselling author of Cake Boy, shares his secrets for creating great pies and tarts every time.[...]
Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
June 2016's meeting:
In her beautifully illustrated new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich lays out a comprehensive curriculum of wise cooking tips--from the cutting board to the kitchen table. Channeling the instructive elements from her TV show, she teaches us that a good dose of common sense is the key ingredient to a stellar meal.[...]
My Kitchen Year
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
July 2016's meeting:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR[ ...] In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary. "I did what I always do when I'm confused, lonely, or frightened," she writes. "I disappeared into the kitchen." My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons--and Reichl's emotions--as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. [...]
Rose Water and Orange Blossoms
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
August 2016's meeting:
Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Cookbooks for Spring 2015 Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These lush flavors of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan, inspired Maureen to launch her award-winning blog, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. Here she revisits the recipes she was reared on, exploring her heritage through its most-beloved foods and chronicling her riffs on traditional cuisine.[...]
Jamie at Home
Publication Date: 2008-09-16
September 2016's Meeting:
Home is where the heart is . . . This book is very close to my heart. It's about no-nonsense, simple cooking with great flavors all year round. When I began writing it, I didn't really know what recipes I would come up with, but something began to inspire me very quickly . . . my vegetable patch! I came to realize last year that it's not always about looking out at the wider world for inspiration. Being at home, feeling relaxed and open, can also offer this. I love to spend time at home in the village where I grew up, working with the boss, Mother Nature, in my garden and seeing all my beautiful veggies coming out of the ground. Inside you'll find over one hundred new recipes, plus some basic planting information and tips if you fancy having a go at getting your hands dirty as well!
Cookbook Club Sampled Recipes
Food 52 Genius Recipes - Sampled Recipes
Pleny More - Sampled Recipes
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).
My Kitchen Year - Sampled Recipes
Gingered Applesauce Cake Glazed with Caramel: page 93. Katie Edson - so yummy! A recipe to make again and again.
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.
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