Do you love to cook or bake? Do you read cookbooks? Share recipes?
Take part in our new Reader to Reader initiative featuring COOKBOOKS and share your love of cooking and baking!
Here’s how it works. During the month of November, check out the cookbook display on the main floor near the Public Services Librarian’s office. Each book has a pocket in the front with recipe recommendation cards. Some have been filled out. Others are blank and just waiting for comments from readers. And anytime, you can choose a book from our extensive cookbook collection and make your own recommendation by requesting a recipe card from staff at the circulation desk.
Tell others about a recipe you’ve tried. Was it perfect just the way it was? Was it a dud? Did you make changes? How would you rate the recipe, from 1 (yuck) to 5 (delicious)?
Some recommendations are already in!!
One reader says the recipe for Cinnamon Buns from Easy Bread Machine Recipes is “Delicious! Worth the time involved!” Recipe rating: 4
For a family celebration, a reader made the recipe for Butternut Squash Lasagna from Giada’s Family Dinners, and “everyone loved it — even more than the regular meat lasagna!” Recipe rating: 5
The recipe for Risotto with Mushrooms and Vin Santo from Molto Italiano is “Absolutely delicious.” The reader also offers tips on some ingredients. Recipe rating: 5
After trying the recipe for Meatloaf from Ricardo Slow Cooker Favourites, one reader has decided not to make this recipe again, because the sauce was very sweet. But all is not lost! The reader also says “I am converted. From now on I will cook meatloaf in the slow cooker!” Recipe rating: 3
Perfect for the fall season, the recipe for Squash and Apple Soup from Leslie Beck’s Healthy Kitchen “was quick and easy to make and tastes great. Substituting pears for the apples also makes a tasty soup.” Recipe rating: 5
Our new Reader to Reader Cookbook initiative is a great way to
- discover some new cookbooks and recipes
- share some of your favourite recipes in a fun, informal way
- help others steer clear of cooking disasters!
- benefit from using an already-tested recipe
- try some new flavours, foods and techniques
Even better, the recipe cards will stay in the books, so by participating, you will be making an on-going contribution, helping to make our cookbook collection an even more valuable resource.
Check out a cookbook today and then tell us and other STPL customers about a recipe you tried.
Ready, set, cook … share!