Time to Get Cooking


The new year can often inspire us to try something new - like experimenting in the kitchen! Learning to cook can help you save some extra money, eat a little healthier and bring the foks together to share a meal. It may even become your new favorite pastime.

Come to one of these cooking-related events to learn some new recipes and expand your skills - free to attend but registration is required.

Food Wise: Eating Smart, Being Active
Weekly on Thursdays, January 11 - March 1 | 1:00-2:30pm | Goodman South Madison Library

Parents and grandparents...do you want to save money and still feed your family healthy meals and snacks? Are you looking for fun and easy ways for you and your family to be more physically fit? Do you want recipes and ideas for quick, easy and healthy meals? Join UW nutrition educator Lytonia Floyd in this series of events to learn more about eating smart and being active. There will be free cooking and health related giveaways for class members to keep. Registration required!

The Art of the Recipe: A Guide for Food Writers and Everyday Cooks
Monthly on 2nd Thursday: January 11 - June 14 | 6:00-8:00pm | Central Library

Recipes are everywhere, but what makes a great one? Whether for publication or personal use, the best recipes are creative, informative and articulate. This class, a soup-to-nuts exploration of recipe-writing rules and resources, covers everything from inspiration to style, from titles to measurements, and from copyright law to recipe testing. Registration required!

Cooking with Huma Siddiqui: Samosas!
Saturday, March 3 | 2:30-4:00pm | Central Library

Huma Siddiqui returns to the library to prepare the popular Pakistani/Indian appetizers: the samosa! A samosa is a deep-fried pastry filled with spicy potatoes popular in Indian/Pakistani and Middle Eastern cuisine. Also on the menu: Cholay (Garbanzo beans in a flavorful tomato sauce with cilantro and Garam Masala) and Raita (a yogurt sauce with whole cumin and cilantro.) Registration required! 

Check the calendar for a complete list of events.