The May meeting of the PPL Cookbook Club on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 will explore recipes from Dinner: Changing The Game by Melissa Clark.
Melissa Clark is a staff writer for the New York Times, where she writes the Food section’s popular column, “A Good Appetite” and stars in a weekly complementary video series. The recipient of both IACP and James Beard awards, Clark appears frequently on “Today” and on public radio.
Each recipe in “Dinner” is meant to be dinner—one fantastic dish that is so satisfying and flavor-forward it can stand alone—or be paired with a simple salad or fresh bread on the side. This is what Melissa Clark means by changing the game.
Organized by main ingredient—chicken, meat, fish and seafood, eggs, pasta and noodles, tofu, vegetable dinners, grains, pizza, soups, and salads that mean it—Dinner covers an astonishing breadth of recipes. There is something for every mood, season, and the amount of time you have: sheet pan chicken laced with spicy harissa, burgers amped with chorizo, curried lentils with poached eggs, to name just a few dishes in this indispensable collection. Here, too, are easy flourishes that make dinner exceptional: stir charred lemon into pasta, toss creamy Caesar-like dressing on a grain bowl.
Copies will be available to check out at the main desk. There is also a copy available to view at the reference desk. Registration is requested, follow this link to sign up. Please let us know what you’re bringing to avoid duplications! Not sure what you want to make yet? Contact Liz at [email protected], phone 508-830-4250, ext. 208 when you’ve decided.