Sept. 16 – Ferndale Library’s New Virtual “Cookbook Club”

Sept. 16 – Ferndale Library’s New Virtual “Cookbook Club”

FERNDALE, MIThe Ferndale Library staff have been cooking up creative ideas for virtual events they could offer their patrons while their doors remain closed. Their latest offering is a new book club–rather, it’s a Cookbook Club!

This fall, on the third Wednesday of every month, librarians will be inviting patrons to a special one-hour ZOOM chat centering around a unique cookbook that’s sure to be packed with exciting and delicious recipes to try out. The inaugural meet-up of the Ferndale Library’s Cookbook Club will be on Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, featuring Priya Krishna’s Indian-Ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family. 

Attendees must use their library cards to register–which allows librarians to reserve them a copy of the book. Everyone will choose one recipe from the book and prepare it on the date of the zoom meeting. The discussion can center around everyone’s individual experience of cooking their respective dishes, the results and tasty reactions, and just the general overview of the book and the recipes it contains.

Public libraries across southeast Michigan tend to have expansive and diverse collections of cookbooks. Ferndale is a particularly shining example, with several shelves’ worth of titles to choose from. Librarians have an eclectic range of books picked out for future meet-ups, scheduled for October 21, November 18, and December 16.

Librarians were inspired to combine a book club’s social interaction with the comforting sense of community that’s conjured by something like a potluck. Best of all, for anyone who’s been doing a lot of extracurricular cooking during quarantine, this is an ideal opportunity to gain some inspiration, not only from the selected books but from your fellow book club members in (virtual) attendance: each meet-up is a chance to broaden the scope of what we cook at home.

Library Cardholders must register ahead of time with this link: http://www.tiny.cc/ferncbc

For more information: michelle@ferndalepubliclibrary.org / 248-546-2504 / facebook.com/ferndalepubliclibrary 

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