Dinner and a movie

You don't need to wait for date night (or even have a date night) to enjoy a fun pairing of dinner and a movie!  Thanks to this fun book, you can find a number of food-cocktail-film pairings, highlighting films from the 1930s through the 1980s.  In addition to great recipes, you'll find period-appropriate suggestions for […]

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Culinary Discussion Group – Chinese Foods

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Welcome to the Central Library Culinary Discussion Group! We meet monthly on the first Wednesday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m. in the monthly book club room, located next to the Central Library Cafe. All are welcome to join us! January's topic will be Chinese Foods, in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New […]

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Chinese Cooking – Chinese New Year Is Coming Soon

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Ramen noodles, dim sum, and Singapore rice noodles conjure up images of Chinese feasts. Another famous Chinese meal is Peking duck. This takes several courses to prepare and eat. Crispy duck is shredded and placed on pancakes that have hoisin sauce and sliced green shallots, then rolled up and eaten like a taco. Duck soup is another […]

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Better Homes and Gardens

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Another foodie magazine kept in the Science and Technology Room of the Central Library is called Better Homes and Gardens. A recent recipe I found in the November 2016 issue was for roasted cauliflower with garam masala. It was delicious!  Since we are nearing the beginning of winter, cauliflower is still available directly from the […]

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Chickpeas Anyone?

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Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) are also known as garbanzo beans. They are native to the Mediterranean. Chickpeas are one of the oldest cultivated foods in the world. In India it is known as gram, while in France they are known as pois chiche. Ground chickpeas are known in the Middle East as hoummus, where it is […]

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Butchering Guides

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Deer season is usually very short, about ten days in some locations. The idea of going hunting for deer rather than just a sport, is to add to your freezer meat for the cold winter months.  As well, deer hunting is needed in areas frequently to reduce the deer population. The ministry of natural resources/conservation […]

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Fondues and Hot Pots

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As soon as it becomes freezing outside, it is time to start thinking of making your own fondue or hot pot. There are several types of fondue to choose from. Cheese, chocolate, and meat fondues are the most popular fondues made. The word "fondue" is the French word for "melted." A traditional Swiss fondue is […]

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Cooking Consciously

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Before we enter the holiday of Thanksgiving, it is a good time to think of watching what we eat. We all love to eat in the company of family and friends. However, it is better to eat wisely and healthy. Here is my list of what to eat and what not to eat during the […]

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Bon Appetit

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This is one of the foodie magazines kept in our Science & Technology Room at Central Library (1601 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.) bon appetit magazine is a great resource for learning how to create different foods. In the November 2016 issue a kabocha pilaf with coconut recipe was provided. Besides offering the readers recipes, […]

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Planning for Thanksgiving

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When leaves begin to turn colour into browns, orange, reds, and yellows, we know that cooler temperatures are fast arriving. Besides telling us that we are approaching to the days before snow will be falling, we are also aware that soon it will be Thanksgiving. This is always celebrated in the United States on the […]

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