Monday, August 15, 2016

Remembering a Celebrity Chef

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

Are You feelin' saucy?

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 or Brian Lanier, Culinary Club President, at

Monday, August 1, 2016

Make mine a peanut butter and banana, hold the bacon.*

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.

On the national sandwich scene, here are some sites with sandwich statistics, mouth-watering images, and yummy recipes.

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.