Be a “Foodie” This Fall
We’ve got the recipe for a foodie fall
by Sno-Isle Libraries
Start with an extensive collection of cookbooks. Sprinkle in a few magazines. Add a dash of how-to videos, stir in a handful of in-person events, and you have the tasty recipe for a foodie fall with the help of Sno-Isle Libraries.
As we venture deeper into autumn and settle into shorter days and cozy indoor activities, why not add to your culinary repertoire and lean on the library for inspiration?
“WHAT’S FOR DINNER?”
If you struggle to answer this question, let us be your sous chef! Bring the world to your table with cookbooks from around the globe. Delve into the cuisine of celebrity chefs from Marcus Samuelsson to Stanley Tucci. Recreate the dishes of Michelin-starred restaurants like NOMA and Eleven Madison Park. Get meal inspiration that even grandkids will love. Ask a librarian or browse sno-isle.org/books/cookbooks for a variety of titles that will satisfy your cravings.
MAGAZINES FOR MEALS
Feast on a collection of instantly available magazines in OverDrive. Seasoned chef? Catch up on the latest trends with Bon Appétit, Wine Enthusiast, or Epicure. Casual cook? Find recipes for air fryers, learn how to cook on a budget, or attempt baking as a beginner. Following a special meal plan? There’s a magazine for that! Try Plant Based, VegNews, Vegan Food, Keto for Women Over 50, or Whole Food Living.
CHOP IT UP WITH OTHER FOODIE FANS
Food isn’t just sustenance; it’s culture and connection. Meet fellow foodies at online or in-person events. Pursue your passion at the Cookbook Connection Online Book Group. Upcoming topics include A Cook’s Tour of Sicily and Vegetables on the Winter Table. Do you grow your own ingredients? Connect with the Wise Gardener Book Group at Clinton Community Hall and learn about winter garden prep, bulbs, and bare root plants. Sign up at sno-isle.org/events or with your local librarian.
A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS — BUT A STREAMED TV SHOW IS WORTH WATCHING!
You can browse the library’s website for “how-to” videos and entertaining episodes of your favorite cooking shows. Check out “The Great British Baking Show” on DVD. Stream online tutorials to brush up on your roasting skills or learn new pressure cooker recipes on Craftsy. Use hoopla to take a MasterClass on Southern Cooking, watch a season of “A Chef’s Life,” or binge Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television show. Need help navigating the website? Contact Sno-Isle Libraries for assistance.
IT’S ALL GRAVY
Would you rather read about food than make it? From fictional stories about food truck romances to the autobiographies of well-known television personalities and behind-the-scenes tell-alls, we can help you find terrific books to curl up with on a blustery fall day. Peruse the General Recommendations lists on sno-isle.org entitled Food Fiction, Cooking Memoirs, or Cooking on Film for ideas about what to read or watch next.
NEED TUNES WITH YOUR THYME?
Add music to the mix! Check out CDs and let rock, jazz, classical, or holiday music be the soundtrack for your next culinary adventure or fall family gathering.
CHEW ON IT
To learn more about how to find delicious books, magazines, entertainment, or music to devour at Sno-Isle Lib