Food and Cooking
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.
Does the thought of eating meat make you feel just awful? Join me in celebrating National Vegetarian Month, going on now in the month of October. We have a wonderful collection of Vegetarian cookbooks that are sure to get your mouth watering. Even if cooked cow does pass your lips sometimes, don't be afraid to try some new, great meatless recipes out. You may be pleasantly surprised.
[After our trip to the pumpkin patch by knitsteel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
21st century houses: 150 of the world's best by [editor] Robyn Beaver
The borrower: a novel by Rebecca Makkai
Registration begins August 27th at 9:00 AM. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes field when registering. CPL librarians worked hard to tailor this program for a specific age group, so Snack Tales is for kids in grades K-4 only, with a caregiver.
Celebrate the Julia Child centennial cooking up some French cuisine or reading a dishy biography. Bon appetit!
Appetite for life: the biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch
As always, Julia: the letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: food, friendship, and the making of a masterpiece by selected and edited by Joan Reardon
A covert affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant
Would you like to learn about nutrition and taste traditional Asian food? Come to the Healthy Asian Food Expo presented by Asian Center — Southeast Michigan. This expo is the culmination of a recipe contest judged by dietitians. Recipe finalists will prepare their dishes and you will have a chance to taste and vote for your favorite.
Attend nutrition seminars and see exhibits from local restaurants and shops featuring healthy food. The kids can play with models of nutrient molecules and see examples of healthy lunchboxes.
Asian Center — SEMI is dedicated to health research and meeting the unique health needs of the SE Michigan Asian-American community.
The event is on Saturday, August 11th, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital located at 6777 West Maple Road in West Bloomfield. Admission is free.
Wild Bill Hickock was killed on August 2. Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her second Olympic gold in the heptathlon. Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president on August 9, 1974 following President Nixon's resignation. Gold was discovered near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on August 16 by George Carmack. Fannie Farmer opened Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston on August 23, 1902.
Wild Bill Hickok [videodisc]: the gentleman of the West by Greystone Communications for the A & E Network
A kind of grace: the autobiography of the world's greatest female athlete by Jackie Joyner-Kersee with Sonja Steptoe
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Battle of the Cupcakes challenge. Pictured from left to right; Elise, Morgan, Jada, Dagan, and Amanda.
Have you been out to a great dinner lately? Did you experience excelent service? Maybe you tried a new restaurant? We want to know.
Grab a bite at a local Canton restaurant, share your experiences with us and earn your Chow Down badge. Post a restaurant review with the name of the restaurant, when you visited and a breif description of your experience. Include comments about the food, service and ambiance.
Yummi 'gurumi: over 60 gourmet crochet treats to make by Christen Haden & Mariarosa Sala
How to draw food by Rob Court
Cool snack food art: easy recipes that make food fun to eat! by Nancy Tuminelly
Earn your Geek Out badge with one of these books from some of the Internet's most popular bloggers:
Let's pretend this never happened: (a mostly true memoir) by Jenny Lawson
Sleep is for the weak: the best of the mommybloggers including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and more!: a blogHer book by edited by Rita Arens ; forward by Stacy Morrison
Sugarlicious: 50 cute and clever treats for every occasion by Meaghan Mountford
The complete photo guide to cake decorating by [Autumn Carpenter]
Special cupcakes by Wendy Sweetser
What's new, cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson ; text and photographs by Alan Richardson ; recipes and