There are some pretty neat events coming up at the Timberland Libraries for foodies. The Timberland Regional Library System is reading two books, Closer to the Ground and Eating on the Wild Side for their Timberland Reads Together annual event. One event is next Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Olympia Library, which is a conversation between food book lovers – favorite cookbooks, novels, chef memoirs and food art books. They will have local refreshments as well. Other same day events at local libraries are programs on winter gardening, creating a small food business, a cookbook swap, artisan cheesemaking in Centralia, canning at the Tumwater library and a community potluck at the South Bend library. Oct. 15 is an event on Northwest Native Food Traditions, a chili cook off in Shelton on Oct. 18, a pie baking contest in Lacey that same day, and a coffee event in Shelton on Oct. 28. Check the library website for more details.
The brocheure for the event lists other suggested reading related to food in the Pacific Northwest. Some interesting ones are: Celebrate the Rain: Cooking with the Fresh and Abundant Flavors of the Pacific Northwest (a very interesting book), Edible Seattle, Growing a Feast: the Chronicle of a Farm to Table Meal;, At the Kitchen Table: The Craft of Cooking at Home (a great read), A Homemade Life (a great book), The Lost Art of Mixing (another great read), Pomegranate Soup (Great read, great recipes), and one not listed, The Seventh Daughter (we discovered our family’s favorite Chinese spaghetti). Happy reading, working with food and adventuring. Stay tuned for the next food swap info.