Changes in seasons very often bring changes in our diets. As the heat of the summer comes upon us we not only lighten up our wardrobes, we tend to lighten up our diets as well. Heavy, cold-weather foods get brushed aside in favor of fruits, salads, and recipes that don’t require us to heat up our ovens. Looking for some culinary inspiration for your summer fare? Check out the following food programs at some of our branch libraries this month - samples included!
Quick Pickling with local caterer Monica Kadillak
Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m. @ Decker
What can be done with nearly any summer vegetable and even some fruits? Pickle it. You’ll discover a fast and easy process to pickling what you find at a farmer’s market or your own garden.
Food Lovers’ Book Club: Tacos!
Wednesday, June 22, 6 p.m. @ Ross-Cherry Creek
Simple though they may be, tacos capture our culinary heart because they are infinitely customizable, and depending on what’s inside, they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert. Join Kevin Morrison, owner of Denver’s Pinche Tacos, and 5280’s Food Editor Amanda M. Faison, to discuss the glory of tacos. Check out Tacos by Alex Stupak, from the library, cook from its pages and come ready to discuss.
Ambrosial Greek Food with local caterer Monica Kadillak
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m. @ Park Hill
What is it about Mediterranean food that makes it so delicious and good for you? Take a culinary journey to the shores of Greece in your own kitchen. Learn tips and tricks, sample some delicious examples and take home recipes that will have you saying, Opa!
Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Ace Hardware Cherry Creek (with Virginia Village)
It’s grilling season! Learn tips, tricks and techniques and sample some tasty summer barbecue fare.
(Ace Hardware Cherry Creek located at 1417 S Holly St, Denver, CO 80222)