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Cookbook Club

Monday, June 26, 2023 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is The Complete Salad Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen.

June 26, 2023

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Monday, June 26, 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    Do you enjoy flipping through cookbooks to decide what to make?

    Do you search through recipes for inspiration?

    Come join our monthly book club, featuring cookbooks! Just register, pick a recipe from the specified cookbook, make the dish on your own, and then gather for a feast. While you eat, you can discuss the cookbook, its recipes and the process of choosing what to make and how to make it. We will aim to evenly distribute the recipes among starters and sides, main courses, and desserts.

    You do not need to be an experienced cook, just an enthusiastic one!

     

    How Do I Participate?

    1. Register for the program.
    2. Visit the Adult Reference Desk to view the cookbook and pick a recipe. Some copies are available to borrow.
    3. Let us know which recipe you picked. You can call, email, or visit in person.
    4. Then bring in your dish for a fun potluck!

     

    About the Book

    This month’s cookbook is The Complete Salad Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen.

    Discover your inner salad genie with this creative cookbook. Over 230 recipes, ingredient information, and tips, make this the only cookbook you’ll ever need to make innovative, stunning, and satisfying salads.

    What does salad have the potential to be? An exciting mix of color, crunch, and flavor: Peaches over silken burrata; oil spiced with curry leaves on crunchy carrots flavored with lime and cilantro; Southwest Beef Salad with Cornbread Croutons. Explore the creative possibilities of salads, learn how to build and layer unique flavor combinations and embrace ingredients from barley, octopus, and miso to radiccchio, pattypan squash, and pears. These ATK dishes will be the star of the table.

    Our recipes feature salads like Pea Green Salad with Warm Apricot-Pistachio Vinaigrette and Tomato Salad with Steak Tips as well as Crispy Eggplant Salad, and riffs on classics: Caesar salad with grilled romaine or pasta salad with One-Pot Pasta Salad with Chicken (and tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini, green beans, arugula, feta). Sidebars highlight surprising salad ingredients such as couscous, purslane, curry powder, and radicchio.

    You’ll also acquire ideas and inspiration to assemble your own salads in The Architecture of a Green Salad, with great tips on mixing and matching ingredients, flavors, and textures. The Salad Bar chapter equips you with an assortment of dressings, toppings, infused oils, and spice blends like za’atar. This is the cookbook you pull out when you want inspiration for dinner and a feast for the eyes.

     

    Registration

    Online registration is not currently available. Please contact the library with any questions.




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