Event Details

The librarians at the Woods Hole Public Library have created a delicious new program, a “Cookbook Club.” Since last winter, a group of about a dozen people have chosen recipes from one author’s book, cooked them, and sat down to eat the results together. The Library is planning the third meeting of this popular activity.

The first evening late last winter featured delicious food from the recipes of London chef Yotam Ottolenghi, chosen from his books: “Plenty”, “Nopi”, and “Jerusalem.” The second delicious evening, held in late spring was based on Paris chef David Lebovitz’s tantalizing book “My Paris Kitchen; recipes and stories.”

The participants each browsed through the books and chose a recipe, cleared through the Library to be sure that no one else was cooking that recipe, then cooked and brought the finished product to the evening dinner. Each person also brought his or her own set-up of plate, cup, silverware, and napkin.

Again, the number of participants will be limited to 12, and all must pre-register so that there will no duplication of recipes. The dinner celebrating late summer/ early autumn bounty has been scheduled for October 7, Saturday at 6 PM. If there is an over-abundance of people wishing to take part, a second evening may be chosen.

Books by author Deborah Madison have been ordered for this event, and will be available for pick-up at the Woods Hole Library when people come in to register. She is a prolific author, and several titles have been chosen, specifically “Vegetable Literacy” and “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.” She has been described “as Julia Child is to French cooking and Marcella Hazen is to Italian cooking, Deborah Madison is to vegetarian cooking.”

For more questions, or to register, call the Woods Hole Public Library at 508-548-8961 or email whpl_mail@clamsnet.org. People should not delay, since this is a very popular event. Copies of Madison’s books are already available at the Woods Hole Library.