Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced –find Fort Bend County Libraries’ monthly Cookbook Book Clubs a great way to share ideas and discover new culinary tips. Different cooking genres are explored each month.
In March, the Cookbook Clubs will take place virtually, so that cooking enthusiasts around the area can enjoy and participate online from the comfort and safety of home. Here is the schedule of Cookbook Clubs, as well as some other how-to videos for food lovers, courtesy of FBCL’s librarians.
- “Easy Andes Mint Fudge” – Wednesday, March 3 (pre-recorded video)
This tasty treat will make a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day menu! Using only four ingredients and five minutes, make a creamy, homemade Andes mint fudge. A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.
· University Branch Library’s Culinary Book Club — Wednesday, March 17, 1:30 pm. (livestreamed)
The theme for this month’s online meeting is “Pi Day.” Share tips on pies, get ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of other individuals who have an interest in cooking and good cuisine! This activity will be live-streamed in real time via Webex. Registration is required; an email with a link for the Webex session will be sent to all who register.
· Mission Bend Branch Library’s Food for Thought Cookbook Club – Thursday, March 18. (pre-recorded video)
The theme for this month is “Charcuterie Board.” A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.
- “Grain-Free Meals: Pasta Edition” – Wednesday, March 31 (pre-recorded video)
Learn how to make a quick meal without grain products. In this episode, library staff will demonstrate how to make a dish that includes pasta, vegetables, meat, and a cream sauce.
· “Hot-Fudge Pudding Cake” – Wednesday, March 31 (pre-recorded video)
Learn how to bake an easy chocolate cake that makes its own hot-fudge sauce. This quick dessert goes great with ice cream! A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.
The video episodes and meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the Culinary Book Club so that a link to the Webex session can be emailed to participants who register. To view the videos or to register online, go to the FBCL website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. Participants may also register by calling the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).