Midwest Moms-Linda Polly

We have an author coming to the library who has collected recipes and sage advice from some great women. The author is Linda Polly and she will be her on September 27, 2012 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C. She will be talking about her book, Midwest Moms-Recipes and Advice from the Heartland. This book has more than 300 recipes that I am sure you will be able to use for your family or for entertaining. And along with the recipes is advice from many women from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota. So, if you are looking for some great recipes as well as some great advice on cooking to parenting, check out this program on September 27th. I hope to see you there.

While we are talking about cookbooks, there are a couple of new cookbooks you might want to consider checking out. The first one is Baked Elements by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. If you haven’t heard about these two men, you really need to take a look at their cookbooks. They have written two before this one, Baked and Baked Explorations. Both of these cookbooks have been fabulous. But this new one, Baked Elements really takes it over the top. I can’t wait to try several of the recipes in this book.

Another cookbook you might want to consider is Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes you can trust by Ina Garten. I am a real fan of her cookbooks and I can’t wait for this one to come out. The book for the library is on order but you can go ahead and put yourself on hold for it. If it is anything like her others it will be extremely popular.

And don’t forget Cooking by the Book. It is the book club for cookbook lovers. We each find a recipe from a cookbook (this month it is Food52). We make it, we bring it in, and we all taste and critique the recipes. It is really fun and we all have a really good time. Cooking by the Book will meet on September 13th from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Anton Room. If you would like to join us, please call and register. Then come in, find a recipe from the cookbook Food52 and we’ll see you at our book club meeting. Happy Cooking!!

Kathy is a former employee and wrote some great posts including the series All Booked Up.