Taste Buds Cook Book Club Launching Soon


By popular demand, Fort Garry Library will be hosting a Taste Buds Cook Book Club modelled after Osborne Branch’s Cook by the Book and Westwood’s What’s Cooking? clubs. If you are a foodie who loves to browse through cookbooks and try new recipes, join our monthly book club!  Choose from several cookbooks set aside for you based on the month’s theme, then make a recipe or two at home. Be prepared to share your experience with photos and discussion at our monthly meetings. The meetings will run from October to May on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

To whet your palate, here are some of the themes we will be exploring :

Best Ever Cook Books: What is your go to cook book – the one you cannot live without? Amy Rosen listed a few of hers in a Chatelaine article and included:

joyThe Joy of Cooking, which “taught a generation of North Americans how to cook.”

masteringMastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, who brought a taste for fine food to America.

silverpalateThe Silver Palate recipes have become family traditions including Chicken Marbella.

barefoot And Ina Garten’s first Barefoot Contessa Cookbook is still her best.

quinoaNext we’ll explore trends from  Cupcakes to Quinoa. According to Forbes magazine, the Hottest Food Trends include locally sourced everything, veggies galore, healthier kids’ meals , better quality pizza and gluten free dishes. We will review the latest cookbooks devoted to new foods and share member’s secrets about where to source the best local ingredients.

We can’t wait for our featured guest Alison Gillmor,  editor of the delectable Recipe Swap column at the Winnipeg Free Press and famous for her annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies to speak about her favourite cook books in December. This meeting will be open to the public, so come and be tantalized by the tales of a journalist’s adventures in her kitchen.

one dishComfort Foods and one dish meals will be the plat du jour in January as we pull out the slow cookers and La Creuset casserole pots to make that rib sticking mac and cheese or classic coq au vin.


chocolateJust in time for Valentine’s Day we explore all things chocolate as well as toothsome desserts to make for your loved ones – heart shaped crème de coeur anyone?


Is your mouth watering yet? Commit to cook and come chat about it at Fort Garry Public Library this fall.

Call 204-986-4918  and we’ll tell you all about how to become a member of the Taste Buds.


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