Skinny Books, Fat Content

Skinny Books, Fat Content

This book club will read and discuss fiction books under 200 pages that present some great moral dilemmas, plot twists, memorable characters and ideas that just beg for discussion.  Though they look deceptively short and simple, they will WOW you with the depth of their meaning and the precision of their language.  Even if you are already in a book club, you could squeeze this one in.  Meetings will last just one hour, so discussion will be as intense as the reading. 

In October we will consider News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

 

Free!
Call the store to say you can come, (630) 765-7455!

 

 

 

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Milk & Cookies Storytime

Milk & Cookies Storytime

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Free! Milk & Cookies store time. Bring a friend!

Summertime Cooking

Summertime Cooking

Cooking Demonstration Series

In The Farm, Knauer brings his creations to your kitchen. From Cold-Spring-Night Asparagus Soup to Brick Chicken with Corn and Basil Salad, the 150 recipes in this book will help you make the most of your market, garden, or CSA. They are fresh, modern spins on American classics, with ingredients anyone can obtain. Each one is simple, distinctive, and satisfying, getting the best food to the table in the least amount of time. They are both homey and sophisticated. 

$35/demo ($15 shopping credit included!)
Space is limited, tell us you can come.

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Skinny Books, Fat Content

Skinny Books, Fat Content

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This new book club will read and discuss fiction books under 200 pages that present some great moral dilemmas, plot twists, memorable characters and ideas that just beg for discussion.  Though they look deceptively short and simple, they will WOW you with the depth of their meaning and the precision of their language.  Even if you are already in a book club, you could squeeze this one in.  Meetings will last just one hour, so discussion will be as intense as the reading. 

We will kick-off with Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag.

Elegantly written and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humor, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings—and consequences—of financial gain in contemporary India.

 

Free!
Call the store to say you can come, (630) 765-7455!

 

 

 

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"The New Midwestern Table"  Cooking Demonstration

"The New Midwestern Table" Cooking Demonstration

Best Tastes from Nearby States 

Cooking Demonstration Series

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Last year Cathy and I explored the great food of Italy in our cookbook demonstrations. This year our focus is closer to home - in fact it IS home!  Join us as we celebrate the best tastes of Illinois and our surrounding states. — Sandy

The New Midwestern Table
by Amy Thielen
Amy Thielen grew up in rural northern Minnesota, waiting in lines for potluck buffets amid loops of smoked sausages from her uncle’s meat market and in the company of women who could put up jelly without a recipe. She spent years cooking in some of New York City’s best restaurants, but it took moving home in 2008 for her to rediscover the wealth and diversity of the Midwestern table, and to witness its reinvention.

$35/demo ($15 shopping credit included!) 

Space is limited at all of our cooking demonstrations, call today to tell us you can come, (630) 765-7455!

"Love & Lemon Every Day" Cooking Demonstration

"Love & Lemon Every Day" Cooking Demonstration

Best Tastes from Nearby States 

Cooking Demonstration Series

Last year Cathy and I explored the great food of Italy in our cookbook demonstrations. This year our focus is closer to home - in fact it IS home!  Join us as we celebrate the best tastes of Illinois and our surrounding states. — Sandy

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Love & Lemon Every Day

by Jeanine Donofrio 

Known for her insanely flavorful vegetable recipes and stunning photography, Jeanine Donofrio celebrates plants at the center of the plate with more than 100 new vegetarian recipes. In this book, Jeanine shows you how to make any meal, from breakfast to dessert, where produce is the star. These exciting and approachable recipes will become instant additions to your family's regular meal rotation.


$35/demo ($15 shopping credit included!) 

Space is limited at all of our cooking demonstrations, call today to tell us you can come, (630) 765-7455!

"Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables"  Cooking Demonstration

"Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables" Cooking Demonstration

Best Tastes from Nearby States 

Cooking Demonstration Series

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Last year Cathy and I explored the great food of Italy in our cookbook demonstrations. This year our focus is closer to home - in fact it IS home!  Join us as we celebrate the best tastes of Illinois and our surrounding states. — Sandy

Ruffage by Abra Berens

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables is not your typical cookbook—it is a how-to-cook book of a variety of vegetables. Author Abra Berens—chef, farmer, Midwesterner—shares a collection of techniques that result in new flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy all the vegetables you want to eat. From confit to caramelized and everything in between—braised, blistered, roasted and raw—the cooking methods covered here make this cookbook a go-to reference.

$35/demo ($15 shopping credit included!) 

Space is limited at all of our cooking demonstrations, call today to tell us you can come, (630) 765-7455!

"Zingerman's Bakehouse" Cooking Demonstration

"Zingerman's Bakehouse" Cooking Demonstration

Best Tastes from Nearby States 

Cooking Demonstration Series

Last year Cathy and I explored the great food of Italy in our cookbook demonstrations. This year our focus is closer to home - in fact it IS home!  Join us as we celebrate the best tastes of Illinois and our surrounding states. — Sandy

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Zingerman's Bakehouse
by Amy Emberling  

This is the must-have baking book for bakers of all skill levels. Since 1992, Michigan's renowned artisanal bakery, Zingerman's Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, has fed a fan base across the United States and beyond with their chewy-sweet brownies and gingersnaps, famous sour cream coffee cake, and fragrant loaves of Jewish rye, challah, and sourdough. It's no wonder Zingerman's is a cultural and culinary institution. 



$35/demo ($15 shopping credit included!) 

Space is limited at all of our cooking demonstrations, call today to tell us you can come, (630) 765-7455!