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When the wind howls and the snow piles up try whipping up a new comfort food recipe. This list has everything from traditional comfort food recipes to vegan comfort food to healthy comfort food. Once your food is ready curl up under your blankets, crack open your library book, and enjoy a warm cozy dish.

November 22, 2019

The local food movement—exemplified by our own Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market—has sprouted across the country in recent years. Take full advantage of the largest farmers’ market in Southern Indiana through the tips in these books.

September 1, 2017

America celebrates National Ice Cream Day each third Sunday of July, first declared in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. He also called for “appropriate ceremonies and activities”—we think the Library is a great place to start.

July 7, 2017

It’s officially backyard garden and Farmers' Market season! If you’re looking for some fresh new recipes to liven up your cooking repertoire, check out one of these vegan cookbooks. Vegan cooking is entirely plant based, using no eggs, dairy, or other animal products.

May 17, 2017

motherboard_cake_0.jpgPlanning a May 4th Star Wars party—or getting your geek on for a Game of Thrones screening with friends? Whatever you nerd out about, there's a cookbook to add some flair (and food) to your next gathering.

April 24, 2017

Science tells us that when it comes to food, if it looks good, it'll taste even better. Our brains, in fact, use all of our senses to decide what's appealing to eat—by the way it looks, feels, smells, and, of course, tastes.

But our love of good things to eat extends beyond our physiological needs. Artists paint, sculpt and photograph beautiful displays of food for our enjoyment—and many chefs create dishes that are truly works of art. 

March 9, 2017

If you're tired of whipping up the same old dishes in the kitchen try one of these unique cookbooks for inspiration. From Thug Kitchen to Dr. Who to literary cuisine there's something to motivate everyone to start a new culinary adventure.

November 3, 2015