HUSH Podcast #136 — What I Read: International Cookbooks

Show Notes

Joining us in the studio:

As library staff, Michelle Stottlemire spends most of her days traveling the county in a bookmobile or providing educational programs at area schools. In her off time she loves to learn about all kinds of topics: history, art, languages, crafting and (most deliciously) international cuisine.

Michelle Stottlemire poses with some of the many stacks of international cookbooks she brought to the podcast recording studio!

Michelle Stottlemire poses with some of the many stacks of international cookbooks she brought to the podcast recording studio!

In this episode, we discuss this great article from The New Yorker about the pleasures of reading cookbooks. Michelle shares how cookbooks aren’t just instructional manuals. This new generation of international cookbooks are really important because of the (mostly) native voices reclaiming and amplifying their traditions.

Photo that strongly resembles the podcast guest, discovered in an international cookbook.

As promised, here is Michelle’s mysterious doppleganger photo in a Persian cookbook. You never know what you will discover in a library book!

Some of Michelle’s tips for searching the library catalog for great stuff:

  • In the main search box of the library catalog, type “New DVDS
  • In the main search box of the library catalog, type “New Cookbooks

 

 

And in the fan-favorite portion of the podcast, the Fast Five, find out what Michelle means by the descriptive phrase “really, really history.”

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Every three weeks join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community in a new episode of HUSH.

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed the audiobook of "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc." by Jeff Tweedy, which a library customer recommended to her.