Bibliobites is a book group with a culinary focus. We read a combination of cookbooks, culinary memoirs and Foodie fiction. We often pick a theme for a meeting and encourage members to try recipes related to the theme. We do not discourage members from bringing those recipes in for us to try! Bibliobites meetings are open to everyone, and meet the last Friday of the month at 11 am.
Previous Bibliobites Discussions
- Bibliobites in June: Super Summery Supper Salads (7/11/2017) - Warm sunny days are here, and who wants to spend them standing over a hot stove? Wouldn’t you rather put together a cool, crunchy, savory meal of greens or grains or pasta complemented by a freshly made tangy dressing? Main-dish salads are a (mostly!) quick and delicious solution for hot-weather meals, and our two titles … Continue reading Bibliobites in June: Super Summery Supper Salads
- Bibliobites in May: Beat the Clock! (6/15/2017) - Especially on a weeknight, the appeal of “fast” is undeniable. We all would like a fresh, home-cooked meal at the end of a long day; but we often don’t have the time for the kinds of prep a from-scratch dish requires. Author Mark Bittman promises to show us how to cook so efficiently that we … Continue reading Bibliobites in May: Beat the Clock!
- Postcards From Portland (6/15/2017) - …..Portland, Oregon, that is! I’m here on vacation visiting my brother and sister-in-law, and as is often the case when I’m traveling, I’m checking out the local food scene. Coincidentally enough, on our first day here, my sister-in-law held up a cookbook and said, “Look at this great salad book I just picked up at the library! I’ve … Continue reading Postcards From Portland
- Bibliobites in April: Down-Home Cooking (5/8/2017) - In April our Bibliobites titles usually coordinate with the library’s One Book program, and this year was no exception. Our One Book title, Stronger by Jeff Bauman, features a Chelmsford-raised author and many references to local Chelmsford restaurants and locales. So it seemed appropriate to choose cookbooks that reflect local cuisine, both traditional and innovative. … Continue reading Bibliobites in April: Down-Home Cooking
- Bibliobites in March: Genius? Maybe! (4/11/2017) - As snow swirled outside, a smallish group met on the last day of March to discuss our experiences with two Food52 titles. Our main book was Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 recipes that will change the way you cook. A few people also checked out Food52 Baking: 60 sensational treats you can pull off in a snap. Both … Continue reading Bibliobites in March: Genius? Maybe!
- Bibliobites in February: Pie: It’s What’s For Dinner (3/6/2017) - Do you, like author Ken Haedrich, have a “lust for crust”? As our Bibliobites group discovered through this month’s title, pie crust (and its cousins) isn’t just for dessert anymore– it’s for pot pies, galettes, quiches, strudels, handpies, and tarts. Many of these dishes are familiar cold-weather favorites, but this book introduces some variations we’d … Continue reading Bibliobites in February: Pie: It’s What’s For Dinner