Cookbook Club

Monday, September 23 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen.

September 23, 2024

Events > Cookbook Club

Event Information

When

Monday, September 23
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Where

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

Remember to let us know what you're bringing, so there are no duplicates! Visit the Adult Reference Desk to view the cookbook and pick a recipe.

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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 Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen.

    Bring It! The word “potluck” may inspire memories of church dinners and mystery covered dishes. But today’s potlucks are essentially outsourced dinner parties, which make gathering around a shared table a cinch. Inside Bring It! Author Ali Rosen has put a long career in the food world to use, drawing on chef and restaurant secrets for easy dishes that will have friends begging for the recipe. Must-have dishes include: · Pimento Cheese and Crab Dip · Snap Pea Salad with Parmesan and Bacon · Pistachio and Anchovy Pasta · Short Ribs with Quick Pickled Shallots · S’mores Bars. Each recipe includes a note called “How to Bring It,” for make-ahead, reheating, and transport instructions. Flavors are designed for maximum impact, but won’t take hours to cook, or require special ingredients. Have dinner with the neighbors, sit down to a picnic in the park, or bring a dish to the school luncheon. They come together easily, hold well, and travel beautifully. They’ll have you rethinking the potluck.

     

    Register

      Haven't picked a recipe yet? That's fine! Visit the Adult Reference Desk to view the cookbook and pick a recipe. Some copies of the cookbook are available to borrow.

       



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