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Dishing Out Bargains at The Book Cellar

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Stack of cookbooksThe holiday season – and feasting – is upon us. To fill our tables, U.S. farmers raised 244 million turkeys – the centerpiece of many holiday meals – in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and more than 1.6 billion pounds of pumpkins (that’s a lot of pies!).  It’s no wonder that the average American gains a few pounds over the holidays. Despite popular belief, however, food consumption at Christmas ranks third – behind Thanksgiving and, wait for it, Super Bowl Sunday.

Whether you are looking to change up your holiday menu, put a new twist on a perennial holiday dish or simply want to add to your recipe repertoire, you are sure to find a cookbook to help you at the upcoming Cookbook Sale at The Book Cellar, the used book store operated by Friends of the Fauquier Library.

Fri. and Sat., Nov. 16 & 17
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

John Barton Payne Bldg. 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton

Choose from hundreds of cookbooks – including a wide selection from the personal collection of Claire Lamborne, chef and owner of Claire’s at the Depot – offered at great prices.  Cookbooks including international favorites and those featuring local cuisine will be offered at great prices. All sale proceeds benefit Fauquier County Public Library.

Here’s a sampling of what you will find:

  • Is this Thanksgiving your first foray into holiday cooking? Learn all you need to know about cooking basics, including how to stock your pantry with “The New Basics Cookbook.”
  • Not sure what wine to serve with dinner? “The Wine Bible” provides the fundamentals of choosing the right one.
  • Looking for some international flavor? Give “The Japanese Kitchen” a try.
  • Want to take the stress out of entertaining? Get tips from Betty Crockers “Easy Entertaining.”
  • Trying to keep holiday pounds at bay? Try the easy to follow recipes in “Healthy One-Dish Meals in Minutes.”

If all this talk of cookbooks has whetted your appetite for more, check out the blog Tasty Titles: New Cookbooks for the Holidays by Jennifer Schultz Angoli, Collection Services Development Librarian, for highlights of the recent additions to the library’s cookbook collection.

Happy Feasting!

Lisa Pavlock, Public Information Coordinator, Fauquier County Public Library

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