Food and Cooking
New and delightful cookbooks and memoirs highlighting cuisines from many cultures.
Mastering the art of Soviet cooking: a memoir of love and longing by Anya von Bremzen — This witty memoir captures the feasts and famines of three generations of Russian women.
Japanese soul cooking: ramen, tonkatsu, tempura, and more from the streets and kitchens of Tokyo and beyond by Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat ; photography by Todd Coleman — Comfort food Japanese-style.
Mastering the art of French eating: lessons in food and love from a year in Paris by Ann Mah — When her diplomat husband is assigned to Paris, Ann plots gastronomic adventures à deux. But when he is called to Iraq on a year-long post, Ann must stay alone in the City of Light.
Notes from the larder: a kitchen diary with recipes by Nigel Slater ; photographs by Jonathan Lovekin — British food writer Slater muses on a year in the kitchen--including a personal selection of simple and seasonal recipes.
Bring in several copies of your favorite recipe (printed out on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and paper clipped together) to put in the Holiday Recipe Exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk from early November through late December. Look at the recipes others have left, and take home a new recipe or two.
If you prefer to share your recipe online, simply add the recipe in a comment to this blog post.
Join us on Saturday, November 16 from 2:00-3:00 PM for a peek into the world which no one alive today has witnessed first-hand. As living historians renowned for their knowledge on daily life of the mid-19th century, Larissa Fleishman and Ken Giorlando will draw you into their world of horses & carriages, oil lamps & candles, and hoop skirts & top hats as they bring back the everyday life of long ago.
"Our Own Snug Fireside” is a program for audiences of all ages which offers a first-hand look into the activities, chores, occupations, manners, etiquette, and clothing of a time from over one hundred and fifty years ago. Using replica artifacts, entertaining exchanges, fun filled facts, and a bit of humor our presenters will show what life was like during such an intense time in American History: The Civil War.
Mrs. Fleishman and Mr. Giorlando have been students of history for decades, and not only have intently studied the everyday life of our ancestors, but have also been involved in the practice of historical presenting and living history/reenacting for nearly as long. “Our Own Snug Fireside” is certainly a chance to see history come alive.[Tatton Park Sept 201027 by DeviousWolf Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0]
Everything begins and ends at the Kentucky Club by stories by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Salt, sugar, fat: how the food giants hooked us by Michael Moss
The sisters brothers [sound recording] by Patrick Dewitt
The Confessions of Al Capone by Loren D. Estleman
Make this an adventuresome summer. Earn your Chow Down badge by dining at one of the dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants in Canton:
Chinese: Best China
This one is for all the guys who love to barbeque and the women who love to watch! You can also earn your Chow Down badge.
Michigan herb cookbook by Suzanne Breckenridge & Marjorie Snyder
Guide to Michigan vegetable gardening by James A. Fizzell
The Midwest fruit and vegetable book by James A. Fizzell
Our Michigan: ethnic tales & recipes by edited by Carole Eberly ; cover by Toni Gorkin, ill. by Beverly Woodard
The history of Michigan wines: 150 years of winemaking along the Great Lakes by Lorri Hathaway & Sharon Kegerreis
For more great cooking (and eating) inspiration, visit our Chow Down Pinterest page.
Grub Crawl tickets are $35 and include a shuttle ride between restaurants. For a list of this year's participating restaurants and information on how to get your ticket, visit the Canton Chamber of Commerce website.
South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy meets July 25
Case histories: a novel by Kate Atkinson meets August 22
River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey by Candice Millard meets September 26
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser meets October 24
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain meets November 21
Computers for seniors for dummie [Large print] by Nancy Muir
Using the internet safely for seniors for dummies [Large print] by Linda Criddle and Nancy Muir
Twelve steps to a compassionate life [Large print] by By Karen Armstrong