@ Your Library 11.24.23

by Beverly Ewart

Full of Thanks! 

All of us at Canton Free Library hope that you had a warm, wonderful Thanksgiving feast!  Much as we enjoy working in a space dedicated to the enjoyment of collecting and sharing books, we also enjoy sharing your company!  Thank you for making us who we are – a community hub where friends gather who love books and ideas as much as we do! 

Be sure to check out our cookbooks, home decorating magazines and idea-books!  ‘Tis the season! 

  • Cook With Me by Alex Guarnaschelli: Through 150 decadent and smart recipes, the Food Network icon explores how the relationships with her family have shaped her as a chef and home cook. “This book is who I am now–it is a road map to who I am as a cook, parent, and daughter. These recipes are the evolution of me.” For Alex Guarnaschelli, cooking has never been just about getting dinner on the table. With a legendary cookbook-editor mother (Maria Guarnaschelli) and a food-obsessed father, the Food Network icon and Iron Chef has always been immersed in the culinary world. Now with a daughter of her own, food and cooking mean even more to her. In Cook with Me, Alex charms readers with 150 honed, smart recipes complimented by insightful and heartfelt reflections. ~ Publisher 
  • Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others by Amy Thielen: From beloved writer and cook Amy Thielen comes a year of inventive recipes and twenty menus for the “let’s do it at my house” set-and those who aspire to it. In her much-anticipated follow-up to The New Midwestern Table, Amy writes, “no one will ever care about the food as much as you and I do.” Company will have you rethinking the way you entertain, throwing dinner parties that are less formal, more frequent, and as fun for the cook as for the guests. Preaching leniency, not-guilty pleasures, and the art of making it in advance, Amy soothes the most common party anxieties one by one. Her reflections on writing menus, produce shopping, and how to time a meal are novel but timeless. Not afraid of meat (but obsessed with vegetables), these 125 loyal recipes are arranged in menu form-from intimate dinner parties to larger holiday feasts to parties that serve up to twenty. With a feast of gorgeous photography and plenty of down-in-the-pan cooking nerdery, Company encourages a return to the habit, and the joy, of cooking for family and friends”– Provided by publisher. 


Pardon Our Dust 

Our public restrooms will be under renovation beginning in December. Groups won’t be able to use our meeting room while work is underway, and some or all programs may need to be canceled. More information will be posted on our website as the project moves forward. Thank you for your patience while we complete this important work!