Since discovering that its library patrons’ palates are anxious for new cuisines to sample and prepare, the Peters Township Public Library Cooking Club plans to introduce a new “Taste the World” series in 2013.
“The club’s most successful programs have been those featuring food preparations and samplings from countries like China, Ireland, France and Germany,” said library Director Pier Lee. “This series will feature recipes from a different country each month with demonstrations and tastings. These culinary trips around the world will be complimented by other library resources like our Mango Languages program, as well as travel books and DVDs for our patrons to learn about each country a little more extensively if they like.”
Before launching this series, the library is looking for “guest chefs” to volunteer to prepare a dish or two from their heritage or family traditions for patrons to try during the cooking programs.Food expenses will be reimbursed.
The club is looking for people knowledgeable about dishes from the following cuisines: Asian, Greek, Mexican, Indian, Polish, Jewish, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Caribbean and Russian.
The Cooking Club welcomes suggestions for other countries to include in the series, as well.
Those interested should email the club at email@example.com or sign up at the library circulation desk. The club would like to begin the series in January.
The Peters Township Public Library Cooking Club members have met once a month for over two years at the library to share their knowledge about various cuisines, to discuss cooking trends, and to share food samples.
A $5-per-person fee is charged at each meeting to help defray the cost of food samples and other materials.
Advance registration is required to attend a meeting as space is limited. For more information about upcoming events, consult the library’s Adult Programs page at www.ptlibrary.org.