Monday, August 15, 2016
Julia Child: 1912-2004
“I don’t think about whether people will remember me or not. I’ve been an okay person. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve taught people a thing or two. That’s what’s important.” – Julia Child *
Chef Julia Child, perhaps the first of the celebrity television chefs in the U.S., would have been 104 today. Happy Birthday!
Whether you watch an episode of the French Chef, try a recipe from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, or read one of her biographies, please celebrate Chef Julia’s birthday with good food.
Here are some resources to help you.
Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch; 641.5 C536a
Baking with Julia: Based on the PBS Series Hosted by Julia Child by Dorie Greenspan; 641.815 G815b
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz; 641.5092 S761d
The French Chef with Julia Child; DVD 641.5944 F873
From Julia Child’s Kitchen by Julia Child; 641.5973 C536f
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home by Julia Child; 641.5 C536c
Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Simone Beck and Julia Child; 641.5944 C536m
Mastering the Art of French Cooking 2 by Simone Beck and Julia Child; 641.5944 C536ma 1
Monday, August 8, 2016
Join us this Friday for the BBQ sauce competition put on by the culinary club!
Want to make a sauce? Enter your sauce into the competition for only $5 per entry. Sign up today on the culinary bulletin board if you’re interested in participating! Each winner will receive a $50 award.
Want to just taste the sauces? For only $5 you can taste all the sauces on either chicken or pork and vote on your favorite. Your votes will determine the winners!
Questions? Email Christina Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Lanier, Culinary Club President, at BLANIE5082@my.sullivan.edu
Monday, August 1, 2016
Though National Sandwich Day occurs during the month of November, National Sandwich Month is in August.
For your sandwich feasting, the library has many titles to choose from to make delicious sandwich creations, whether it’s a Kentucky Hot Brown that whets your sandwich appetite or a peanut butter and jelly that tickles your tummy.
- · The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches by Andrea Nguyen; 641.5959 N576b
- · My Rustic Sandwiches: Great Recipes to Savor Artisan Bread by Sam Sidawi; 641.84 S568m
- · On Toast: Tartine, Crostini, and Open-Faced Sandwiches by Kristan Raines; 641.815 R155o
- · Roadfood Sandwiches: Recipes and Lore from Our Favorite Shops Coast to Coast by Jane and Michael Stern; 641.84 S839r
- · Sandwiches of the World: Recipes from 108 Great Chefs; OVERSIZE 641.84 B335c
On the national sandwich scene, here are some sites with sandwich statistics, mouth-watering images, and yummy recipes.
- Most Popular Sandwiches in America 2014 (A PB&J is number six on this list. Find out what number one is.)
And for some excellent local sandwich shops, check out these KY Proud establishments.
Now that you’ve seen some of the choices out there, which one is your favorite? A banh mi, a grilled cheese, a peanut butter and jelly, or a Reuben? Let us know in the comments.
*Elvis’s favorite sandwich was rumored to be a fried peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. Check out these sites for more information.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Library will be CLOSED on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours resume on July 5th.
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Friday, May 27, 2016
|Logo for the 2016 race|
Since its inception in 1911 The Indianapolis 500 has become an integral part of the Memorial Day weekend. While it may seem odd at first glance to honor America’s fallen with an auto race, holding races to honor the fallen have ancient origins. In Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad, about the siege and sack of Troy, one of the heroes, Patroclus, dies in battle. Achilles holds games after Patroclus’ funeral, and the first event is a chariot race—the ancient equivalent to an auto race.
In anticipation of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500…“Wait! Whoa,” you say? “If the race started in 1911, shouldn’t 2011 have been the 100th race?” Well, yes, if the race was held every year since its beginning. In fact, the race was not held in 1917-18 due to WWI, or in 1942-1945 due to WWII. As we were saying, in anticipation of this year’s race, here’s a list of fun, fascinating, serious, and some sad facts about the storied history of this cultural icon.
2. They end up purchasing a 328 acre farm five miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis for $72,000.00 in December, 1908. They incorporate it as the “Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
3. The inaugural race—a balloon race—took place in 1909. The winner finished 382 miles away near Ft. Payne, Alabama.
3. The inaugural race—a balloon race—took place in 1909. The winner finished 382 miles away near Ft. Payne, Alabama.
|1909 balloon race|
4. The 1909 season was catastrophic. The gravel and tar construction could not safely handle the motorcycle and auto races. After only the third auto race, racing was suspended at the track.
5. The track was repaved…with bricks—3.2 million bricks weighing 10 pounds each. By the time construction workers finished the track, locals were calling it “The Brickyard.” The Brickyard has been an affectionate nickname for the track ever since. One yard of the original bricks mark the start/finish line of the track.
|1911 Marmon Wasp|
7. The 1911 500 also marks the first use of a “pace car,” conceived as a way to reduce first-lap mayhem. Since then, 27 carmakers—all of them American—have furnished pace cars. Chevrolet has paced the most 500s with 32 times.
|Chevy's 1st Pace Car: 1948 Fleetmaster Six (this example is a replica)|
8. 23 difference car manufacturers were represented in the 1911 Indy 500. Of those makes only three are still in business today: Buick, Fiat, and Mercedes.
13. Also in 1936: Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer regularly drank buttermilk to refresh himself on a hot day and happened to drink some in Victory Lane as a matter of habit after winning. An executive with what was then the Milk Foundation was so elated when he saw the moment captured in a photograph in the sports section of his newspaper the following morning that he vowed to make sure it would be repeated in coming years. "There was a period between 1947-55 when milk was apparently not offered, but the practice was revived in 1956 and it has been a tradition ever since."-http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/history/indy-500-traditions-faqs/traditions
16. In 1952 Ferrari makes its first and only 500 appearance.
16. In 1952 Ferrari makes its first and only 500 appearance.
|Wow, that's big!|
24. There are 250,000 permanent seats at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If they were set up in a single line they would stretch 99.5 miles, a distance from the Speedway to just shy of the junction of I-74 and I-275 outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.
25. By the numbers: 1.3 gallons of fuel (methanol) burned per lap, per car; 124,000 gallons of beer, 24,000 gallons of Coca-Cola, and 475 gallons of ketchup to accompany 8,000 pounds of pork tenderloin sandwiches, 10 tons of “Track Fries”, 10,000 pounds of hamburgers, and enough hot dogs and brats that, if they were laid end-to-end, would reach around the oval 3 times; 45th—the Speedway on race day becomes the nation’s 45th largest “city”; $996,400.00: cost for a team to race at Indy, 4,900: average number of tires used by a team during practicing, qualifying, and racing; 44: the average number of tires used per car during the race itself ; 33 drivers from 11 countries; and, sadly, there have been a number of deaths: 38 drivers (14 in the race, 5 in qualifying, 17 in practice, 1 in testing, and 1 during his driver’s test), 12 riding mechanics, 5 spectators, 2 firemen, 2 pit crew, and the perhaps the most tragic and bizarre of all—1 young boy who wasn’t even at the race track. Wilbur Brink, age 12, was in his front yard on Georgetown Street during the 1932 race when Billy Arnold crashed on lap 162. A wheel that broke loose bounced out of the track and across Georgetown St., where it struck young Brink, killing him instantly.
Sources: Too many to list. If you're interested contact one of the librarians at email@example.com You can also find many of the sources used by Googling "Indianapolis 500 facts".
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
No one really knows when—or where—Memorial Day first began, but observances were first held as a way of honoring those of both the North and South who died in battle in the Civil War. These events took place as early as 1866; although the village of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania claims to have held the first observance in 1864. Some 25 communities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. On April 26, 1866, the women of Columbus, Mississippi gathered to lay flowers on the graves of Confederate soldiers who had died in the Battle of Shiloh. In a moment of compassion, seeing the neglected state of the graves of the Union soldiers, and perhaps realizing that these soldiers also had grieving mothers, laid flowers on their graves as well. Macon and Columbus, Georgia, and Richmond, Virginia, also claim being the first to decorate the graves of Confederate casualties.
There is a marker stone in a Carbondale, Illinois, cemetery that states a ceremony to decorate the graves of Union soldiers took place there on April 29, 1866—just three days after the event in Columbus, Mississippi. In Waterloo, New York, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored its soldiers who died in the Civil War as well as local veterans who had fought in the conflict. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-staff.
One common element among these observances is that that they were all local events, and many of them were one-time occasions. Another is that they were virtually all called “Decoration Day.” These events also all occurred in the spring—in April or May.
Memorial Day has its own traditions:
- Federal facilities are mandated to raise the US flag briskly to the top of the mast, then slowly lower it to half-mast. The flag is to remain at half-mast until noon whereupon it is once again raise to full height. Many scout troops throughout the nation will place small American flags on the graves of those who served in the US military. Flags are also placed on the graves of those in Arlington National Cemetery, the American Cemetery in Normandy, France, and Kentucky’s own Camp Nelson. Ceremonies are held at Arlington and other National cemeteries and often include the playing of “Taps.”
- Many communities hold Memorial Day parades. Ironton, Ohio, claims to have the nation’s oldest continuously held Memorial Day Parade. Its first parade was held in 1868, and it has been held every year since. The parade in Washington, D.C. is the nation’s largest.
- The running of the “Indianapolis 500” (aka Indy 500) has become an integral part of the Memorial Day celebrations. The first 500 was held on Decoration Day in 1911. This year’s race will mark the 100th running. (The race was not held in 1917-18, and 1942-45 due to WWI, and WWII.)
- Cookouts and picnics are also part of the celebrations. Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start to cookout season and is the nation’s second-largest cookout day. July 4th has the top spot with Labor Day taking third place. 87% of the cookouts will include hamburgers, and steak comes in second. In fact, Memorial Day is the biggest day of the year for beef consumption—nearly 60 million pounds of it. Depending on the year and source, hot dogs (71 million of them), or chicken, take third place. Many cookouts (such as your truly’s) will feature several—or even all of those entrees. Corn on the cob is the top side item; veggies are second, and potatoes take third place.
- Memorial Day weekend is also the unofficial start to the summer travel season. AAA projects that nearly 37 million Americans will take to the road on the weekend. Sadly, almost 400 of those will die in collisions on the way.
- The National Memorial Day Concert which began in 1989 takes place on the west lawn of the US Capital in Washington, D.C. It is televised by PBS. This year’s concert performers will include General Colin L. Powell; Renée Fleming; The Beach Boys; The National Symphony Orchestra; The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Armed Forces Color Guard, and Service Color Teams.
- A new, and not yet well-known tradition is the “National Moment of Remembrance.” Enacted in 2001, the National Moment of Remembrance encourages “Americans everywhere, to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day, to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.”
What are your family traditions?
"Seven Fun Memorial Day Facts for the Holiday Weekend"
"Memorial Day Marks the Largest Beef Consumption Day of the Year"
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Armed Forces Day, which was established in 1949, will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, 2016. According to the Armed Forces Day website, the day is set aside, "for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country."
The following books represent just a few of the titles that the library has about military service. Please visit the library's Military Students website to see books and online resources that are available to Sullivan University students.
From the Air Force to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education by Jillian Ventrone; 378.1 V467fr
From the Army to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education by Jillian Ventrone; 378.1 V467f
From the Marine Corps to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education by Jillian Ventrone; 378.1982 V467f
From the Navy to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education by Jillian Ventrone; 378.1982 V467f
Military Finances: Personal Money Management for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
by Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott; 332.024 L417m
Click here to learn more about the history of Armed Forces Day.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The entire month of May has been designated as Military Appreciation Month, with days being set aside for different aspects of military service. Tomorrow, May 6, 2016, is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and the library has selected the following resources to help the spouses and children of those who are deployed. The library staff thanks the families at home who sacrifice so that their loved ones can serve and protect the United States of America.
The book resources below can be borrowed from the library, and if you need help locating any of the books you may ask a librarian for assistance.
The library also has a website dedicated to military personnel and their families.
Books for spouses of service members:
Coming Back Together: A Guide to Successful Reintegration after Your Partner Returns from Military Deployment by Steven Sayers; 646.782 S274c
A psychologist guides readers through the transitions spouses and families encounter when a service member returns home.
The Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard; 616.8521 B782i
This is a guide to help those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of those who served to adjust as they are reunited.
Books for children of service members:
Coming Home written and illustrated by Greg Ruth; JF R
A boy waits for his mother to come home from her deployment in the military.
Crow Call written by Lois Lowry and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; JF L
When her father comes back from serving in World War II, Liz does not really know him well until they reconnect hunting for crows.
Hero Dad and Hero Mom written by Melinda Hardin and illustrated by Bryan Langdo; JF H
The heroes in these books are mothers and fathers who serve in the military.
Nubs: The Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle by Brian Dennis; JF D
A Marine and an abandoned dog become friends in this book which is based on a true story.
A Year in the Jungle written by Suzanne Collins and illustrated by James Proimos; JF C
The author of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy tells about what her life was like when her father was away serving in the Vietnam War.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Are you planning a party for the 142nd running of the Ketucky Derby, or are you curious about some of the Derby traditions? Take a study break using the selected resources below to learn about mint juleps and burgoo, or to take a free tour of Churchill Downs and Woodford Reserve. Any of library's resources listed can be borrowed. Just ask one of the librarians for assistance, and we will be glad to help you.
Official website of the Kentucky Derby: https://www.kentuckyderby.com/
Official website of Churchill Downs: https://www.churchilldowns.com/
Annette Joseph’s Picture Perfect Parties: Stylish Solutions forEntertaining by Annette Joseph; 641.4 J83a
An expert often featured on NBC’s Today Show shares her tips and tricks for creating an enjoyable party around a set theme. Recipes and decorating ideas are included.
Bite by Bite: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party by Peter Callahan; 641.812 C156b
A New York caterer gives readers some of his recipes for innovative and delicious party-pleasing appetizers.
Burgoo!: A Southern Tradition DVD 641.823 B957
Whether it is made with mutton, beef, deer, or another type of game, burgoo has its fans, and viewers see different types being made on this video.
Kentucky DVD 917.69 K37
From Keeneland’s horse sales to Woodford Reserve and Churchill Downs, this Discoveries America DVD features horse-racing and Derby-related details to pique viewers’ interests.
The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book by Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler; 641.874 P458k
A Louisville bartender recommends her favorite bourbons to use for particular cocktails and gives numerous recipes for how to make cocktails, including the mint julep.
Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide by Susan Reigler; 338.4766 R361k
This in-depth look at Kentucky bourbon distilleries highlights eating and lodging destinations alongside detailed descriptions of the distilleries. Many of these distilleries are within a short driving distance.
The Kentucky Mint Julep by Joe Nickell; 641.874 N632k
Nickell waxes poetically about the drink of the Derby and provides recipes for different types of mint juleps.
The Mint Julep by Richard Barksdale Harwell ; 641.252 H353m
The signature drink of the Derby gets its due with this not-too-serious look at the history and lore of the mint julep.
Out of Kentucky Kitchens by Marion Flexner; 641.5976 F619ou
Flexner gives suggestions and recipes for Derby fare along with non-Derby food in her book Out of Kentucky Kitchens. Though originally published in 1949, the recipes for Benedictine sandwich spread, cheese biscuits, burgoo, and a mint julep work well for twenty-first century Derby menus.