Gourmet Magazine’s initial issue was January 1941. Its final issue will be November 2009. In its almost 70 years of publication, it has become a staple in many households. It has accumulated an unprecedented number of cookbooks and typewritten recipes in its library, which editor Ruth Reichl has recommended be donated to the New York Public Library or a university.
But just because the magazine will cease publication does not mean that its recipes will not be accessible. The Syosset Public Library has several excellent recipe websites in its Recommended Websites-Food and Entertainment section The Epicurious website includes recipes that have appeared in Gourmet Magazine.
The Syosset Public Library has the following books published by Gourmet in its collection: The Best of Gourmet, Gourmet Today published in 2009, Gourmet’s America, The Gourmet Cookbook, and Remembrance of Things Paris.
Finally, for those of you who just like cookbooks, Cooked Books: All Things Culinary at the New York Public Library is a unique blog. Check it out. At least we’ll have the Gourmet Thanksgiving issue to get us through the holidays.
– posted by Ed, Reference Services
… but I think these flowers might be the last for the summer. I had to wear a jacket this morning and I brought my hibiscus indoors today. I think the lazy, hazy days of summer are being replaced by crisp fall days and nights. This change came fast-last week I was walking along the beach!
I guess it is time to change what I cook for dinner. My thoughts go to warm, comfy foods. Nothing makes it easier to cook these than a crockpot. Grab some tasty ingredients, put them in the pot, turn it on and, when I come home from work, dinner is ready.
If this has made you hungry, try some of our cookbooks for slow cooking. Better Homes and Gardens has Crockery Cooking, Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufman update recipes for the crockpot in Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook, and Fix it and Forget It Big Cookbook by Phyllis Good are just some sample titles from our collection. These and other titles can be found in our cookbook section on the main floor.
I think I will make a chili tomorrow…..
– posted by Brenda, Reference Services
Ever want to try being a vegetarian? Maybe today’s the day! Whether you want to try it for a meal, a day or even longer, you’ll need some recipe or menu suggestions and Syosset Public Library has many books on the subject. Here are just a few:
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison. “If I could have only one book on the subject of vegetables, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone would be it. Deborah Madison has produced an impressive collection of information, instruction, and recipes.”
–Marion Cunningham, author of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian : Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman “How do you make an avid meat eater (like me) fall in love with vegetarian cooking? Make Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian part of your culinary library.”
—Bobby Flay, chef/owner of Mesa Grill and Bar Americain
Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Food for Every Kind of Vegetarian by Toni Fiore “There are recipes for vegans in the book, but there are also a lot of options for folks who are trying to wean themselves from meat, or who just like having a few meatless meals every week.” Portland Press Herald
Besides vegetarian cookbooks which can be found on the main floor, the library carries the magazine “Vegetarian Times”, also on the main floor.
– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services