Calling All Eaters
August 17, 2011
We all know that eating is instrumental to survival, but in this day and age, there are so many food choices. I remember when you could only get strawberries when they were in season. With an improved way of delivering food to the grocery stores, consumers have many more choices than in previous years. I have seen cactus for sale and fruits I’ve never heard of in our local grocery stores.
Today, you can become anything you want. You can become a vegan, a vegetarian, or eat only raw foods. Where else is there a better place to research recipes than your local library? Ok, the Internet has recipes, but there is nothing like a glossy picture of what the food is supposed to turn out like. My problem is that I seem to need that extra visual reference to increase my confidence in my cooking of new dishes. Does it look like the picture or not? Disclaimer here, not all cookbooks have pictures. I love a cookbook with pictures, don’t you?
MCPL has thousands and thousands of cookbooks. We also have your favorite Food Network and cable star’s cookbooks. For example, we have cookbooks by Paula Deen, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone, and many, many more. The Internet sites only have so many recipes. We have your favorite chef’s cookbooks filled with more recipes than those websites. That is what makes libraries like MCPL so great. Our goal is to be the best library in the USA, and that is what MCPL aspires to be.