Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hot off the press: our newest cookbooks!

Good morning fellow cooks!

I just unpacked and cataloged these four new books.  Get 'em while they're hot.  Two of them feature chefs and restaurant owners from Maine (I see more field trips in our future!).

For more information about each title, just click on the image of each book. That will lead you to the catalog entry for each title. Enjoy!







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Includes cocktail recipes!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jacques Pepin worked for HoJo's?!


I'm almost finished listening to the audio book of The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act.
It's a wonderful follow up to Alex Prud'homme's first book about Julia, My Life in France.  If you haven't read either of these books yet, I highly recommend them.  They're perfect for for foodies and biography lovers. 

I'm learning all kinds of juicy tidbits about Julia and her friends (Jacques Pepin was recruited to cook for Howard Johnson's in the early 60s.).  Who knew?!

Now I'm going to borrow a bunch of library DVDs of Julia's cooking shows!

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Cookbook club in the U.K.!


If you were at our March meeting, you may have chatted with two new club members, Olaf and Dom.  They live in Leeds, United Kingdom and were in Ipswich visiting family for a couple of weeks.

They took the time to cook and attend our meeting.  Then they went home and started their own Roundhay Cookbook Club.  Enjoy this photo of their first meeting (notice the nice touches absent from our club...the dog and bottles of wine)!  Olaf is on the far right.

Thanks to both of them and Linday Booy for sharing the photo.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Record attendance at March meeting!

We had 24 people at last week's meeting!  We even had guest members who live in the United Kingdom. (We hope Olaf and Blake will be able to join Cookbook club again when they next visit Ipswich).  Their Vermonster Chili and Maine Lobster Mac 'n Cheese were scrumptious!

Clothbound Cheddar Cheese Wafers & Sage Potatoes

Greek Eggplant Pudding

I look forward to seeing everyone again in April for Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid. 



Registration for the April 6 meeting starts on Thursday, March 23rd. Copies of the book will be available starting on March 23rd. Click this link to see which recipes have already been claimed.   And click here to report which recipe you've selected.

Check out the Cookbook Club blog for all the details.  You all can post comments on some of the blog pages (including Home, List of Claimed Recipes, Cookbooks Discussed). 

You can also subscribe to the blog via email...so don't miss new posts and comments in between our meetings.  I'll be posting about our newly arrived cookbooks and other cooking/food related topics throughout the month. (see the Follow by email section in the right hand column). 

I look forward to seeing you again in April.  Happy Cooking!
 


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tasting "My Kitchen Year"

Asian Eggplant Salad

Thanks to the 15 attendees who cooked and shared at today's meeting.  We welcomed several news members. And today's attendees came from Ipswich, Rowley, Newburyport and Haverhill!

We tasted everything from Spaghetti alla Carbonara to Beef, Wine & Onion Stew and Rice Pudding.

Tomato Pie
Tart Lemon Tart
Nectarine Galette


I look forward to seeing everyone again in March for New England Open House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase.  Ms. Chase lives on Cape Cod and I've already invited her to attended our meeting.  I'll let you know as soon as I hear!

Registration for the March 2 meeting starts on Thursday, February 16th. Copies of the book will be available starting on Feb. 16. Click this link to see which recipes have already been claimed.   And click here to report which recipe you've selected.



Check out the Cookbook Club blog for all the details.  You all can post comments on some of the blog pages (including Home, List of Claimed Recipes, Cookbooks Discussed). 

You can also subscribe to the blog via email...so don't miss new posts and comments in between our meetings.  I'll be posting about our newly arrived cookbooks and other cooking/food related topics throughout the month. (see the Follow by email section in the right hand column). 

I look forward to seeing you again in March.  Happy Cooking!












 



Saturday, January 7, 2017

January's meeting was all PALEO!



This past Thursday 16 people shared and discussed Paleo recipes from Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts by Diana Rodgers.  Diana joined us and told us about the paleo way of eating.

I look forward to seeing everyone again in February to sample dishes from My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl.

 Registration for the February 2nd meeting starts on Thursday, January 19th. Copies of the book will be available starting on January 19 also. Click this link to see which recipes have already been claimed.   And click here to report which recipe you've selected.

Check out the Cookbook Club blog for all the details.  You all can post comments on some of the blog pages (including Home, List of Claimed Recipes, Cookbooks Discussed). 

You can also subscribe to the blog via email...so don't miss new posts and comments in between our meetings.  I'll be posting about our newly arrived cookbooks and other cooking/food related topics throughout the month. (see the Follow by email section in the right hand column). 

Happy Cooking!