Friends of Amherst Public Library forming cookbook book club

To the Editor:

Do you … love to eat good food in the company of interesting people? Have dozens of cookbooks but only use a single recipe from them all? Tired of recycling the same dishes week after week?

Do your kids constantly say, “We don’t like this!”? Then read on!

The Friends of the Amherst Town Library are starting a cookbook book club. Each month, we will pick a new cookbook to try. Members will each select a recipe to prepare and share with the group at the next meeting. At the pot luck, we will discuss the cookbook: Were the recipes easy or difficult, did the cookbook meet our expectations, were the dishes consistently good throughout, etc.

Each month, we will try different types of cookbooks, some possible selections are:

“Salads as Meals” (particularly good after the holiday feasting)

“Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers”

“Seduced by Bacon”

“Slow Cooker Revolution”

“Gluten-Free on a Shoestring”

“Vegan Cooking for Carnivores”

“50 Great Curries of India”

Please come share your ideas and interests. For the first meeting, we are asking each member to bring a favorite dish and a copy of the recipe to share. Together, we will map out topics/cookbooks for the upcoming months. Every few months, we can have a guest speaker or cooking workshop. We will publish the upcoming selections in advance so you can come only to the sessions that interest you.


Timing: Once a month

Location: Member’s home

Meeting: 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

If you are interested in getting on the contact list, please send your name, phone number and email address to Kim Ayers at or 249-9108.