Cook the Book: Casual Summer Dining

At our next Cook the Book we are talking all about summer food.

Join library staff and like-minded foodies on Tuesday, June 16 at 1 p.m. to talk about your favorite casual summer dishes you make at home. Register to attend this virtual meeting through Zoom.

Don’t have a favorite dish to discuss (yet)? Check out some of our library resources like cookbooks and digital magazines to get you started.


Borrow Cookbooks

TitleIn our Catalog
Flavors of Summer: Simply Delicious Food to Enjoy on Warm DaysPrint
Fresh & Easy: What to Cook and How to Cook ItPrint
Tender: a Cook and His Vegetable PatchPrint
The Modern Cook’s Year: More Than 250 Vibrant Vegetarian’s Recipes to See You Through the SeasonsPrint
Rao’s On the Grill: Perfectly Simple Italian Recipes from My Family to YoursPrint
Dinner Just for TwoPrint
Southern Living Recipe Revival: Southern Classics Reinvented for Modern CookPrint
The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy & Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and MorePrint
The Beach House Cookbook: Easy Breezy Recipes with a Southern AccentPrint
The Jersey Shore Cookbook: Fresh Summer Flavors from the Boardwalk and BeyondPrint
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Bobby Flay’s Grill It!eBook

Browse Digital Magazines

Use your library card to access a variety of food-related magazines – free! Read our blog posts about Getting Started with RBdigital and Flipster to learn how to use these two apps with your library card.

Cook’s Country

App: RBdigital

Description: Cook’s Country magazine is dedicated to honest-to-goodness American home cooking, offering quick, easy and satisfying meals that don’t take hours to put on the table.

Articles we suggest: Brighter, Fresher Succotash (6), S’mores Bars (22), Basil Pesto (24) and Cornmeal Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberries (33)

Eating Well

App: Flipster

Description: Brings must-know nutrition facts and advice, tips to help you shop smarter, and 50+ delicious recipes for lighter foods.

Articles we suggest: Veggie Tales (18, Dinner Tonight (31), 3-Ingredient No-Cook Dinners (64) and Just In It (Camping) for the Food (84)

Food Network Magazine

App: RBdigital

Description: Each issue is packed with star recipes and tips, behind-the-scenes scoops and fun, creative ideas for home cooks.

Articles we suggest: 30 Days of Grilling (34), On Fire! (58), Weeknight Dinners (63), Crab Snack (79) and How We Roll (84)

Food & Wine

App: Flipster

Description: Food & Wine is for readers who are passionate about food and drinks and looking to be inspired by creative chefs and winemakers.

Articles we suggest: Frozen Fun (36), Nail Your Next Cookout (68) and From Sea to Supper (94)

Pioneer Woman: Summer

App: Flipster

Articles we suggest: Brunch on the Grill (56), Ladd’s Day (65) and All-American Eats (70)

Rachael Ray in Season

App: Flipster

Articles we suggest: What’s Fresh (20), Sunday Meal (28), Moms Who Brunch (32), 30 Minute Meals (52) and What a Peach! (80)

Taste of Home

App: RBdigital

Description: Every issue is jam-packed with 100+ delicious, home-style recipes & tips—all made with easy, everyday ingredients

Articles we suggest: Starters (13), Quick Fix (21), All Fired Up (36), The Best (59) and Make It & Take It (80)


Don’t forget to register for our next Cook the Book, happening virtually on Tuesday, June 16 at 1 p.m.! Be ready to talk about your favorite casual summer dishes you make at home.

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