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Bowl of summer time salad.

Would you like to to mix up your usual rotation of tried-and true recipes? Would you like to more about healthy and sustainable cooking? Join us for an upcoming cooking class or explore are collection of recipe books, e-books, and e-magazines.

New York Times Cooking - Free with your Library card
Did you know that your library card gives you free 24-hour access to the recipes in the New York Times? You must first create a New York Times account if you don’t already have one.

  1. Visit The New York Times: Cooking
  2. Enter your library card barcode number and click "Get Code."
  3. Click “Redeem” to submit your randomly generated access code.
  4. Since you need to have a New York Times online account to use the code, the next step prompts you to create an account, which is free, or to log in to your existing account.
  5. You now have access to the New York Times for 24 hours. After the 24 hours are up, you may redeem another code for 24-hour access. Enjoy!
New York Times Recipe Cards

Library Programs

Teen Cooking Made Easy - Camp Cooking
Schedule and Registration
Summer has arrived! Learn to make delicious and simple recipes such as Fireside Chili, Southwest Chicken Quesadillas, and S'more Bites! Learn these great healthy recipes from The Marion County Public Health Department Nutrition Services!

Cooking Class - Healthy Snacks/Brown Bag Ideas
Haughville Thursday, June 9 at Noon Register
Come and learn quick and tasty snack options to keep you fueled until your next meal.

Cooking Class - Food Safety & Summer Salads
Haughville Thursday, July 7 at Noon Register
Join our cooking class in order to learn how to make and keep your food safe this summer.

Simple and Affordable Plant-Based Cooking Workshops
In this video series we show you plant based dishes to make as dinner staples, holiday features, or healthy snacks when cravings hit like a Vegan Cheeze Sauce recipe which is a great find! Other recipes you can learn include Southwest Tofu Scramble, Lentil Casserole, Sugar-Free Banana Cookies, and Vegan Chili with Cornbread. See our past plant-based cooking workshops here.


Borrow e-cookbooks, foodie e-magazines and movies from home!

Use your library card to check out cookbooks, magazines, and movies from home. Take a trip around the world from your kitchen with these e-books featuring an array of international recipes. There are over 3,000 e-cookbooks available for check out on Hoopla and 3,500 MORE cookbooks to choose from in OverDrive.

Allrecipes Magazine

And if the e-cookbooks aren’t enough, check out Flipster, an online service you can use to check out magazines like Food and Wine, Cooking Light, or Allrecipes.

Still looking for ideas? There are over 300 foodie movies in Kanopy. The category Cooking ranges from Supersize Me To American Masters: James Beard America's First Foodie and includes topics like winemaking and sustainable food habits.

If you have never used any of these online services with your library card before you can get help here:


Reading Recommendations from our staff

Check out these IndyPL cookbook lists to find some recipe inspiration, enjoy a chef's memoir or other true food story by listening to one of these downloadable foodie audio books, or make a seclection from one of these delicious reads.

Bakers of Color

Bakers of Color
Try out these delightful selections from bakers of color - sweet and savory, traditional and modern, western and international.


Football Food

Football Food
Get your game day grub on with this list.


Black Chefs and Cooking Classics

Black Chefs and Cooking Classics
James Beard award-winning Toni Tipton-Martin's Jubilee is a sensational history of American food focusing on Black chefs and cooks. This list takes a look at some of the classic Black cookbooks that inspired Tipton-Martin and a few more titles and resources that celebrate and explore Black cooking and food history.

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One Dish Meals

After a busy day at work, I want a quick and easy, but delicious and nutritious meal! Check out these one dish options to simplify your cooking chores.

One Dish Fish

70 Quick & Simple Recipes to Cook in the Oven

Milne, Lola

Cooked in the oven in just one dish or roasting pan, all the recipes here are ready within 20, 30 or 45 minutes, allowing you to enjoy a wide variety of fish and seafood with no fuss.

Epic Vegan Quick and Easy

Simple One-pot and One-pan Plant-based Recipes

Harder, Dustin

A cookbook of simple one-pot and one-pan meals perfect for anyone who wants to dive into plant-based cooking.

The Complete One Pot

400 Meals : Skillet, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot, Dutch Oven + More

Best strategies for successful single-pan cooking from America's Test Kitchen.