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 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
- Bibliobites in January: Just Say “Non!” (2/16/2017) - French cooking has (despite Julia Child’s efforts) a reputation for being complicated, fussy, and maybe a bit pretentious. It’s a cuisine famed for its reliance on butter, cream, and rich sauces. Traditionally it’s a meat-centric cuisine as well, with vegetables being little more than an afterthought. Well-known food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier, author of the January … Continue reading Bibliobites in January: Just Say “Non!”
- Qu’est-ce que c’est? (1/23/2017) - Every year in January, after the rush of the holidays is over and we settle into some real winter, I spend a day making cassoulet. This iconic French dish is a hearty casserole of meat, beans, and some token vegetables, cooked with wine and tomatoes and topped with buttery croutons. It’s the perfect antidote to … Continue reading Qu’est-ce que c’est?
- I’ve Never Been to Italy….. (1/4/2017) - …..but I have been to Eataly! This gastronomic temple of all things Italian opened in Boston two weeks ago. It’s the newest outpost of this global enterprise, and one of only four in the US. I’d been to Eataly in Manhattan and was excited to check out our local store, located in the Prudential Center. … Continue reading I’ve Never Been to Italy…..