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Food for Talk is a book club for anyone interested in cooking!

Instructions on how to join this community of home cooks and fellow culinary travelers can be found after the description of this month's cookbook.

Please register with Barbara Shatara at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov 

About this month's cookbook:  Diasporican: A Puerto Rican Cookbook  by Illyanna Maisonet 

Illyanna Maisonet spent years documenting her family’s Puerto Rican recipes and preserving the island’s disappearing foodways through rigorous, often bilingual research. In Diasporican, she shares over 90 recipes, some of which were passed down from her grandmother and mother—classics such as Tostones, Pernil, and Arroz con Gandules, as well as Pinchos with BBQ Guava Sauce, Rabbit Fricassee with Chayote, and Flan de Queso.

In this visual record of Puerto Rican food, ingredients, and techniques, Illyanna traces the island’s flavor traditions to the Taino, Spanish, African, and even United States' cultures that created it. These dishes, shaped by geography, immigration, and colonization, reflect the ingenuity and diversity of their people. Filled with travel and food photography, Diasporican reveals how food connects us to family, history, conflict, and migration.ary.

Co-sponsored by City Market.

About Food For Talk Bookclub:

If reading about food, experimenting with new recipes and learning from other cooks sounds fun, then the Food For Talk Cookbook Book Club is for you! Chef Richard Witting has selected some beautifully delectable cookbooks.  Signing up is as easy as 1.2.3....

1. To register, contact Programming Librarian, Barbara Shatara, at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov

2. Ask for a copy of the cookbook at the Library's Main Desk.  Or, place a Hold on the cookbook.  We will contact you when the book is ready.

3. Read through it, make a dish (though not required) and bring your experiences to the discussion.  Barbara will send you meeting information the week of the discussion.

Date: 
August 13, 2023 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Library will be closed for Library Services on Tuesday, March 5 for Town Meeting Day.

The building will be open as a polling location.