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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Library Dishes Up Culinary Mysteries


It’s a genre that grows in popularity every year: the culinary mystery. New Castle-Henry County Public Library is celebrating culinary mysteries with a special meeting of the Cookbook Club on Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Jennings Room.

Those who enjoy food and a good mystery are encouraged to pick up a book from the list of authors available at the main desk or share from a book they have read in the past. During the activity, participants will be asked to share what they liked about their selection and their favorite culinary mystery recipe.

The culinary mystery genre began in the early 1980s with the popularity of The Cooking School Murders by Virginia Rich. Culinary mysteries are generally light-hearted, with less emphasis on violence and more emphasis on food. Many culinary mysteries include recipes.

The Cookbook Club at New Castle-Henry County Public Library is informal and welcomes new members, even if they only want to come to one meeting. There are no dues, commitments, or responsibilities involved with the club, which is designed for people who enjoy cooking and/or eating.

The April meeting of the Cookbook Club will be a Chili Cook-Off. Participants are invited to bring a pot of their favorite chili to share. The Chili Cook-Off will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in the library’s auditorium.

For more information about the Cookbook Club, contact Hope Gwinn, Programming Coordinator, at 765-529-0362, ext. 310, or via e-mail at hopeg@nchcpl.lib.in.us.

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