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

2. Pick up a copy of the cookbook from the Library's Main Desk

3. Read through it, make a dish (though not required) and bring it to the discussion


The New KosherThe New Kosher book cover

Sunday, October 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fletcher Room




Halal Food: A History

Sunday, November 11, 3:00pm - 6:00pmHalal Food book cover

Fletcher Room

Please join us for an exceptional afternoon of food history and a traditional Iraqi dinner.  Professors Febe Armanios and Boğaç Ergene will discuss their book Halal Food: A History and then Hadeer Almogalli will prepare a delicious meal of Arabic food prepared in accordance with halal practice.  Please contact Barbara Shatara to reserve a book and a spot at the table… or 802.865.7211.



The Palestinian Table The Palestinian Table book cover

Sunday, December 9, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fletcher Room






The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American History in the Old SouthThe Cooking Gene book cover

Sunday, January 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fletcher Room








The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27.