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Know the ABCs of Diabetes

According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Month, it is a perfect time to check out books about diabetes from the Health Information Neighborhood and diabetic recipes from the Cooking Neighborhood!

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Bibliotaste: Fictional Feasts

I was reading The Paris Review, chopstick-extended fingers trying to navigate a flailing noodle into my mouth while bypassing the space over my keyboard when I came across an article entitled Hemingway’s Hamburger. The author, Cheryl Lu-Tien Tan, describes kneading a mixture of meat, capers, and spices into a patty described by a recipe for […]

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Bibliotaste: If Necessary, A Jackfruit

(Or not the king, but a prince, of fruit)   Let me pose to you a theory I recently overheard, a conversation in which the jackfruit was being called “the new kale”. I remember earlier this year that the entertainment umbrella E! announced that the jackfruit was the hot new vegetable of 2013. Being called […]

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Polly’s New Book Features Recipes and Advice on Raising Families

Author Linda Polly will talk about her new book, Midwest Moms: Recipes and Advice from the Heartland, in a three-part presentation at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library on Thursday, September 27, 7:00–8:45 pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. Polly is a nationally known author and an award-winning photographer who will share how she developed […]

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Let’s talk Gluten-Free

A few weeks ago, I had a request for some gluten-free recipes. For those of you that don’t know, a gluten-free diet is one which excludes gluten. So, what is gluten and where is this gluten found? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It can also be found in spelt and […]

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