New at the Barrington Area Library this fall! Join us for Cooks With Books: preparing, eating, and discussing food with new friends at terrific local eateries! Check out a cookbook from our collection, try a recipe or two, and come prepared to dish on the details. Bring your passion for delicious food and lively conversation. Librarians Ashley and Lizzy look forward to meeting you!

Get Outside and Grill: Saddle Room Tuesday, Sept 13, 2 PM

There’s a little summer left in your grill: meat, veggies, pizzas - if you can bake it, you can grill it. Check out one of our many grilling cookbooks, test a recipe, then tell us how it went. Saddle Room will prepare a few selections to get the conversation sizzling. Register. Saddle Room, 2559 Pratum Avenue, Hoffman Estates (near the Sears Centre).

Sweet and Savory Asian Flavors: PL8 Simply Asian Tuesday, Oct 4, 2 PM

Fresh ingredients, sweet and savory, sometimes spicy, unique blends: Pan-Asian cooking has it all. Let’s talk traditional, fusion, one-pot, searing or steaming foods, and blending flavors with an Asian twist. PL8 will prepare a flavorful spread to get our conversation rolling. Register. PL8, Foundry of Barrington, 736 W Northwest Highway.

Around the Italian Table: Incontro A Tavola Tuesday, Nov 15, 2 PM

Al Dente, Bolognese, Caprese: the Italian ABCs. This cuisine celebrates rich bases, fresh ingredients, and the Italian passion for family, abundance, and gathering around the table. Enjoy a few favorites prepared by Incontro A Tavola, then share a great recipe from one of our cookbooks or your own family traditions. Register. Incontro A Tavola, The Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Road.