Food and Cooking
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
Share your favorite recipes, or discover new ones.
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 Recipe Exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk and earn your Chow Down badge. 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.
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
The luscious descriptions of food, cooking and restaurants filling these pages will appeal to anyone who loves to chow down.
Masala Farm: stories and recipes from an uncommon life in the country by Suvir Saran with Raquel Pelzel and Charlie Burd — An Indian chef and consummate city dweller buys a farm in the country.
Beaten, seared, and sauced: on becoming a chef at the Culinary Institute of America by Jonathan Dixon — Discover what it's really like to study at the Culinary Institute of America.
The preservation kitchen: the craft of making and cooking with pickles, preserves, and aigre-doux by Paul Virant with Kate Leahy
Can it, bottle it, smoke it: and other kitchen projects by Karen Solomon
Backyard harvest by Jo Whittingham
Veggie burgers every which way by Lukas Volger ; photographs by Christina Heaston
The get healthy go vegan cookbook by Neal Barnard and Robyn Webb
Chloe's kitchen: 125 easy, delicious recipes for making the food you love the vegan way by Chloe Coscarelli ; foreword by Neal D.
Icebox pies: 100 scrumptious recipes for no-bake, no- fail pies by Lauren Chattman
Icebox cakes: simply irresistible no-bake desserts by Lauren Chattman; photography by Duane Winfield
Mediterranean fresh: a compendium of one-plate salad meals and mix-and-match dressings by Joyce Goldstein ; photography by Andre Baranowski ; food styling by Melissa Hamilton ; foreword by Dan Barber ; wine essay by Evan Goldstein
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film
Babette's feast [videodisc] by Just Betzer, præsenterer ; en film af Gabriel Axel ; A-S Panorama Film International
Nina's heavenly delights [videodisc] by a Here! Films/ Regent release of a Scion Films and Scottish Screen production with Kali Films and Priority Pictures in association with Sky Movies present a Pratibha Parmar film
Trail of crumbs: hunger, love, and the search for home: a memoir by Kim Sunee — one woman's story of the strength, perseverance, and passion that food brought to her life. At the age of three Kim Sunée was abandoned at a South Korean marketplace by her mother. Left with only a handful of food Sunée survived three days and nights before a she was found by a police officer. Adopted by a family in New Orleans she was one of two Asian children in her community growing up. At 21 she became involved with a French businessman, moved abroad, and gained the title of stepmother to his eight year old daughter. Throughout her journey whenever she felt uneasy, lonely or out of place preparing and cooking gourmet meals brought her comfort and calm.
The budding chef by edited by Kate Kuhn ; [illustrated by Jane Dippold]
Cooking with kids by from the experts at FamilyFun magazine
Emeril's there's a chef in my family!: recipes to get everybody cooking by Emeril Lagasse ; illustrated by Charles Yuen ; photographs by Quentin Bacon