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Cookbook Club: Spice Kitchen

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Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast! Each month, the group picks recipes from a single book. Each participant chooses a recipe from the book and prepares it for the group's meeting. At our meeting, we eat the dishes we've all prepared and talk about what inspired us to make them.

In September, we'll cook from Spice kitchen: Healthy Latin and Caribbean Cuisine by Ariel Fox. Ariel was invited to compete on "Hell's Kitchen," the hit FOX television series hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, and was a top three contestant on the show's sixth season. She returned for the show's eighteenth season and won the competition. Ariel is currently the Regional Vice President of Culinary for Landry's- Del Frisco's & Dos Caminos and continues to share her vision for natural food preparation at a variety of gourmet events in the greater New York area.

In Spice Kitchen, Ariel Fox introduces you to both classic recipes as well as innovative new dishes in a way that works for all lifestyles. This book has something for everyone, including information on how to maximize your pantry, simple recipes, and useful suggestions for adapting the dishes to any diet. Comprising over 110 recipes, this cookbook offers a diverse array of dishes ranging from traditional Puerto Rican fare to innovative Caribbean vegan delights. It's an amalgam of tropical flavors and health-conscious cooking methods, suitable for a variety of dietary preferences including gluten-free, low-carb, and dairy-free. Whether it's mastering the art of Caribbean sauces, exploring the rich tapestry of spices, or reinventing comfort foods with nutritious ingredients, this cookbook is a comprehensive guide for anyone passionate about Caribbean cuisine. Perfect for culinary enthusiasts, home chefs, and fans of Caribbean gastronomy, it offers an array of easy-to-follow recipes that capture the essence of Latin and Caribbean food culture, making it an invaluable addition to any kitchen seeking to explore the healthful and flavorful dimensions of these rich culinary regions. 

The Cookbook Club meets in the Community Room at the South Burlington Public Library on the first Tuesday of the month. Copies of the book will be available for browsing recipes at South Burlington Public Library for a month leading up to the meeting. To attend, let us know what you plan to cook by signing up at the Circulation Desk or by emailing

All are welcome!

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