Food and Cooking
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
The language of Baklava 641.595 A
Food connects the author to the two cultures of her childhood –American and Jordanian
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table 641.597 A
Memories and recipes—from her childhood in Arkansas and her world travels.
Rosemary and Bitter Oranges Bio Chen
Recollections of a youth spent in the Tuscan seaside town of Livorno.
My life in France Bio Child
Child’s experiences in Paris and Marseille led her to create a food revolution in America.
The Pat Conroy cookbook 641.59 C
An account of great meals and great cooks from Conroy’s beloved south and the world.
Take big bites 641.092 E
The veteran journalist looks where her career and life took her and the food she found there.
A culinary traveler in Tuscany 641.594 ELO
Ten itineraries down the back roads of Tuscany end in memorable meals.
The cook and the gardener 641.65 H
A writer for the New York Times befriends a crusty gardener in the French countryside.
Daughter of heaven 641.595 L
The author discovers her Chinese heritage through her grandmother’s
Loomis, Susan Herrmann
On Rue Tatin 641.594 L
Cooking school in Paris led to a house in Normandy and a lifetime love of France.
Under the Tuscan sun 945.5 M
Restoring a villa in Tuscany, the author discovers the beauty of Italian life and food.
Monsoon Diary 641.595.5 M
Indian recipes and tales of childhood in South India and adulthood in the U.S.
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
The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan
Prerequisites: Basic Internet skills and either an email address or a Facebook or Twitter account (required for participation-attendees without these accounts will still be able to observe).
The month of December is filled with many different holiday celebrations — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the special observances this month. Learn more about all these holidays through the many resources at the Canton Public Library. This Special Collection can help get you started!
The American book of days by Christianson, Stephen G — A day-by-day record of American history from January 1 through December 31. For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), several substantial essays explore significant events of military, scientific, ethnic, or cultural significance.
The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays by Anthony F. Aveni — Discusses the origins and modern development of our holidays and provides an entertainng glimpse into their evolution.
Not sure what to make for those holiday parties or cookie exchanges? Is your cookie jar empty? Do you have a sweet tooth that can only be sated by the very best in seasonal baked goods?
Have no fear! Canton Public Library is here to help with these top-notch cookbooks, specializing in putting some extra sweetness in your sugarplums: (Note: If you do end of baking a dozen or so extra delicious cookies, please join us on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 PM, for our Family Holiday Cookie Competition, or share your recipe on CPL's recipe blog)
Thanksgiving Day kicks off a month of celebrations. May we suggest a movie, tips from Martha Stewart on Thanksgiving prepartions, a history, music to sooth, and a story about family.
Planes, trains and automobiles [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
Martha's classic Thanksgiving [videodisc] by [presented by] Marth Stewart Living Omnimedia
Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
Did you know that November 3rd is National Sandwich Day? Legend has it that Englishman John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, created the first sandwich in 1762 by putting meat between two pieces of bread. Celebrate by enjoying your favorite sandwich or by trying something new from one of the many sandwich cookbooks at the library.
Beautiful breads and fabulous fillings: the best sandwiches in America by Margaux Sky; photographs by Ron Manville
Looking for a new dish for your holiday table? Want to share the great potluck dish everyone raved about at the last party you attended? Share your favorite recipes, or discover new ones with our Holiday Recipe Exchange.
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 mid-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.