July is National Culinary Arts Month – so, “hats off” to our favorite cooks, chefs, bakers, waitstaff, barristas, bartenders! Whoever sets the dates for the “national months” surely was thinking culinary thoughts, since July is also the National Month for: Baked Beans; Cherries; Grilling; Horseradish; Hotdogs; Ice Cream; Blueberries; and, National Picnic Month!
GRCC is well-known for its excellent Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. The Library supports that program with a terrific culinary arts collection and a Culinary Arts Subject Guide. If your meals are getting kind of hum-drum, take a look at some of the newest library resources that can perk up your menu.
January is National Soup Month. Take a look at some of the soup titles in GRCC’s culinary collection. If you’re in the LLC, some of those titles are showcased and you are welcome to check out books directly from the display case. Great news – the Heritage Restaurant just announced that lunch soup samplers are back on the menu. Make your reservations today at Open Table.
The Library has recently acquired a variety of resources from the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education’s library – which was previously located within the ATC. Some of the new titles include subscriptions to several culinary arts magazines and journals, all of these are listed below. Many of them look as delicious as their titles sound, with vibrant photos of meals and drinks, as well as a wealth of information related to culinary arts retained within their pages – they are definitely worth a look!
Each title has issues available for viewing, shelved within the Periodicals area, located on the second floor of the Library. You can also click on the titles below to be directed to the library catalog, RaiderSearch, to view which issues are available. Come in and browse new (and old) titles today!
By Marcia Lee
I have always been a visual person, largely due to my right brain tendencies. I learn better with visual cues and have always loved going to art museums and movies, and prefer books with pictures to those with purely text (Don’t most people??). This being said, one of my new favorite magazines we receive here at the library is Food Arts. Our subscription to the title started this past January and since then the monthly issues, which cross my desk to be checked in, have continued to capture my attention.
The pictures of delicious food as art are beautiful, they draw you in and whether you love food or art (or both!) this is a great resource. There are articles throughout the magazine, typically highlighting chefs, recipes, food/beverage events, the best places to dine and current food trends in our society. All are interesting and only add to the pretty pictures! Although most of the recipes are too fancy for my cooking abilities I am sure that some of you out there – perhaps those in the Culinary Program here at GRCC? – would appreciate the intricate recipes and flavors described.
So, whether you have a sweet tooth or a savory one, be sure to come into the Library & check out the latest issue in our display racks today — feast with your eyes!
If you like Food Arts, check out the other culinary related titles we have: