Let’s Get Cooking

Do you dream of being the Next Great Baker or Top Chef?  Did you know the library has tons of cookbooks just waiting for someone to check them out and explore the depths of their food-dom?  From baking to grilling, carnivores to vegans and everything in between, there is a cookbook for you.  Start cooking now so that you don’t have to live on Ramen noodles when you are in college.  For those of you who don’t know, there are foods that aren’t prepared in a microwave.  I know that may be a shock, but it’s true.    Check out a book and get cooking.  Your parents will thank you for it and so will your stomach!



Trowel and Error

Sometimes I feel that a blog is hardly worth writing anymore.  There are so many out there! Everyone is busy writing them, so who is reading them? There are so many voices and topics to choose from that it is impossible to believe that anything I say or think hasn’t already been said or thought  – and probably expressed more eloquently. Is there nothing new under the sun?

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The White House Food Initiative Vs. Central Library's Garden Project


Everyone has to eat. We’ve been doing it a long time. So, you would think that our philosophies about “Food” would be simple.  They are not. “Food”  (and the politics that govern it) is very complicated.  

Fears about food safety such as outbreaks of salmonella and E. Coli have led Congress to consider passing a bill which will allow federal agencies the authority to recall tainted products if a manufacturer refuses. I don’t understand why this is controversial? It seems like common sense to me.  Currently, there are 15 federal agencies that oversee food and drug inspections.

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