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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 cookbooks: 

Two cookbooks to choose from!

Tava: Eastern European Baking and Desserts from Romania and Beyond by Irina Georgescu

Tava is a meticulously researched baking book celebrating centuries of diversity and overlapping cultures that form today's cuisine in Romania. Irina Georgescu shares the story of those dishes that have come to represent the identity of different cultural communities across the country.

Full of incredible recipes including Armenian pakhlava, Saxon plum pies, Swabian poppyseed crescents, Jewish fritters, and Hungarian langoși alongside plăcinte pies, alivenci corn cake, strudels and fruit dumplings. Rice or pearl barley puddings, donuts and gingerbread biscuits come with their own story, while chocolate mousses, meringues in custard sauce and coffee ice cream introduce us to the glamour of famous Romanian and Eastern European pastry shops. The recipes are easy to follow, beautifully photographed, and tempt us to embrace the unfamiliar as much as the familiar, while enjoying their comforting and homely feel.

 

Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas by Anja Dunk

The Advent season is one of the most special times of the year, when candles twinkle, the Christmas tree is decorated, and the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove fill the kitchen. 

In her new cookbook Advent, Anja Dunk shares her recipes for the very best of traditional German festive bakes. From lightly spiced Lebkuchen, frosted cinnamon stars, jam-filled ginger hearts, snow-capped coconut macaroons, to marzipan-filled Stollen, edible tree decorations, lucky meringue mushrooms and a gingerbread house dripping with candies and sugar icicles, you will find delectable spiced treats to fill your Bunter Teller and share with friends and family. 

Featuring Anja's own linocut illustrations and evocative photography, this is a stunning, comforting clothbound volume that will be a family favorite for many years to come. The weeks of Advent hold all the sweet, almost unbearable anticipation of Christmas for days on end and this gorgeous book embraces that fairy-tale feeling within its pages.

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: 
December 10, 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.