Cooking

A culinary online toolkit for foodies. Read staff’s picks, discover new recipes and even submit a request for librarians to find a recipe for any occasion. Warning: extensive mouth-watering may occur when reading this blog.

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Recent Cooking Posts


Invest in your foodie future

Adrianne walks you through making your own vanilla, garlic confit and garlic oil to use in future foodie goodness.

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The Reel World: Food, glorious food!

Julie suggests you satisfy your appetite with some drool-worthy food documentaries.

Foodie Finds: Sweet & savory muffins

Find recipes that capture the deliciousness of summer produce in muffins you can freeze till winter.

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Local cookbooks are a window to the past

Adrienne explores cookbooks from all sorts of Topeka-based churches, clubs and businesses 1908 – 1989.