Taste of Home Entices Me to Cook
September 15, 2011
MCPL has many cookbooks for checkout. Some of my favorites are the many versions of Taste of Home like Simple and Delicious, Almost Homemade and Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes. One of the things I really like about these books is the pictures that go along with the recipes. I find a visual aid so much more appealing that just the recipe in words. It not only helps me visualize how the food will look when cooked, but entices my taste buds to want to try it.
MCPL also carries the magazine Taste of Home that comes out every other month. A few years ago while looking through the magazine, I discovered that Taste of Home hosts cooking shows in several areas of the U.S. When I found one was going to be in Blue Springs at the high school, I bought a ticket to go and was hooked after that. I have gone to the last nine cooking shows they have had in Independence or Lee's Summit. It is like watching a cooking show on TV except the cooking demonstration is live.
You are given a goodie bag with free samples and the Taste of Home magazine to follow along with the recipes that the chef makes on stage. Each time they also give away over one hundred prizes to the audience. One time, I won an afghan from Campbell's soup. Another time, I won a Tupperware gift package valued at over $100. I've hit a dry spell recently, but I still go for the recipes and the cooking demonstrations. It is so fun! Check out the magazine from your local library or the Taste of Home website to see when the next cooking show is in your area.