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IndyPL Cooks: Fall Flavors

10/12/2021 | Art, Crafts & Hobbies

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Handed-down family recipes are a gift from past generations, and an important part of a family's history; containing the people, places, and moments that make family gatherings special. Join us to make your own keepsake family cookbook, the ultimate place to keep your best ideas for family comfort food, past and present.

Off Our Rockers: Senior Social - Keepsake Family Cookbook Making Class
Preserve your treasured family recipes by making a keepsake cookbook. Bring your recipes, stories, and photos to create a unique heirloom to share with your family this holiday season. Decide on format and binding, and one of several different publishing options. Art supplies will be provided.

Simple and Affordable Plant-Based Cooking Workshop
Holiday meals can be stressful, especially if you don’t eat a traditional diet. But traditions can be changed. In this class we share Thanksgiving recipes, including Mushroom Risotto with Acorn Squash, Southern Cornbread Dressing, Holiday Gravy, Cranberry Orange Relish, and Pumpkin Mousse. This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library's YouTube page on Thursday, October 28 and will be available for viewing for 30 days.

Apples, squash, and the always popular pumpkin spice...fall flavors are here! Check out these cookbooks for more tasty recipes to savor as you enjoy the changing leaves and dropping temps.


Sixty Classic and Innovative Recipes for Nature's Most Sublime Fruit

Adam, Christophe

If you've visited a local orchard and have apples galore, this book is full of ideas. From traditional recipes to more unique ways to use your fruit, you're bound to find something tasty here.

Apples to Cider

How to Make Cider at Home

White, April

Maybe you're ready to take your homemade apple adventures to the next level with a more involved hobby like making cider. This book walks you through the nuts and bolts of making cider that you can enjoy all year round.

The Pumpkin Cookbook

139 Recipes Celebrating the Versatility of Pumpkin and Other Winter Squash

Stovel, Edith

Ah the pumpkin, the most popular fall flavor. The Pumpkin Cookbook features of an extensive collection of recipes featuring pumpkin, from savory to sweet. It also includes a nice one page guide to all the various cooking methods that could be used for preparing pumpkin.

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:

More IndyPL Fall Flavors Booklists

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

  • Apples - As the temperatures are getting cooler and it starts feeling more like fall it is time to start eating apples and drinking cider.
  • See more staff lists about chefs, recipes, and celebrating with food here.