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Become a Foodie with Helen Plum Library

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If you’re like me, you love food. If you’re also like me, you don’t have the budget to eat out all the time. And that got me thinking—how can I become a homemade foodie? I was happy to stumble upon some of the great cooking resources available here at the Library. From online courses to cookbooks (both digital and in print), Helen Plum Library has you covered.

Here are some of the resources for wannabe foodies:

Upcoming programs:

Tea 101
Sun, Jan 22 at 2pm

Celebrate National Hot Tea Month by expanding your knowledge of this popular beverage. Sample tea to fit different moods, tastes and environments with a tea expert from Serene Teaz in Wheaton.

Cooking with Chef Cherise: Italian Basics
Sun, Feb 12 at 2pm

Buon appetito! Chef Cherise will show you how easy and fun it is to make pasta from scratch. Learn and sample recipes to create an Italian meal from appetizer to dessert that will leave your guests asking for seconds! Space is limited, so register today!

Digital Magazines

Your Helen Plum Library card allows you access to current issues of over 30 magazines with no holds, no due dates and no wait time. With cooking titles like Rachel Ray Everyday, Food Network Magazine, and Taste of Home you can download magazines to your favorite device or to your computer at the click of a button. I suggest downloading to a tablet, like an iPad or Kindle Fire to have handy in the kitchen. Get started here!Cooking at Helen Plum Library

Universal Classes

Learn all you “knead” to know from industry professionals on topics like nutrition, cake decorating, baking, canning, and many more. Universal Class provides online continuing education courses to anyone with a Helen Plum Library card at no cost.

In the stacks

Visit the catalog for over 1,300 resources like cookbooks, healthy eating books, and nutritional guides. We even have cookbooks for diabetic cooking. Whether your preference is digital or print books, options are available in both eBook and physical formats.

Whatever your foodie goals may be, the Library can get you there! So throw on those oven mitts, and get your whisks ready!