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October (Food) Chills

Hey, all.  Rebecca again!

Remember my post on National Ice Cream Month?  Well, one of the things I forgot is that not only do we have a pretty good collection of books on how to make ice cream here at Hamden Public Library, but one of the magazines we carry, Connecticut Magazine, puts out an annual list of the best places in the state to find ice cream.  If you're like me and ice cream is a year-round treat for you, now might be the time to check out the list and try a new ice cream based on seasonal flavors, like pumpkin spice!

Connecticut Magazine articles:

The Big Chill (June, 2012)

Summer Fun, Cool Treats (June, 2010)

Local favorite Ashley's made the 2012 list of 20, and I'm tempted to visit my statewide favorite, which also made the list.  Salem Valley closes for the winter after this Sunday.

What's your favorite ice cream stop in the state?  What's your favorite flavor?  Ice cream may not be part of eating better, together (October is "Eat Better Together" month, see Elisabeth's post for more details), but what's your family's favorite treat to share?

Thanks to Elisabeth for bringing these articles to my attention.

October 24 is Food Day

 Family CookbookDinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family TableFeel Good Food: Wholefood Recipes for Happy, Healthy Living

Celebrate Food Day on October 24, 2013! "Food Day is a nationwide celebration
and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food." Come and see our book display this month. Find more reading suggestions here.

October is also Vegetarian Awareness Month.

Check out some of our vegetarian cookbooks and try out some new recipes. Get inspired!
Subscribe via e-mail to our LIFESTYLES bookletter for information on new cookbooks.

October is Eat Better; Eat Together month. The following books will give you tips, ideas, and recipes. Why not try out a new recipe or explore foods from different countries?

 Starting this month, try to eat better, but also eat together, and enjoy mealtime family conversations

 

 

July is National Grilling Month and National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream, taken by Flickr user LabyrinthX-2

 

If you saw Elisabeth's wonderful displays in June, you know that Hamden Public Library has lots of books about grilling, barbeque, and ice cream, but did you know that the month of July will be both National Grilling Month and National Ice Cream Month?

First proclaimed by President Ronald Regan in 1984, National Ice Cream Month (and the third Sunday of July, National Ice Cream Day) was proclaimed in order to recognize "ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with 'appropriate ceremonies and activities'"(IDFA).  Check out our Pinterest to view some ice cream books in our collections, and some links to online resources for how to make ice cream at home!

Recommended link:

How to make ice cream without an ice cream machine, from Kitchn.  I haven't tried this myself, but as someone who doesn't have an ice cream maker, I'm tempted!  My fingers froze when I made Ziploc-bag ice cream in high school.

Our collection of ice cream books: a link to Hamden Public Library's catalog

October 24 is Food Day

Celebrate Food Day on October 24, 2012! Come and see our book display this month. We have selected books centered around healthy cooking and sustainable food. Find more reading suggestions here.

October is also Vegetarian Awareness Month.

Check out some of our vegetarian cookbooks and try out some new recipes. Get inspired!
Subscribe via e-mail to our LIFESTYLES bookletter for information on new cookbooks.

 

 
October is Eat Better; Eat Together month. The following books will give you tips, ideas, and recipes. Why not try out a new recipe or explore foods from different countries?

Starting this month, try to eat better, but also eat together, and enjoy mealtime family conversations.