What’s Cooking?

March is National Flour Month, National Peanut Month, National Noodle Month and National Nutrition Month. What better time to check out library resources for cooking, recipes and nutrition?

Looking for that recipe you saw in a magazine? Flip through current and recent back issues of popular magazines with Flipster. The Food and Cooking category includes such favorites as Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Taste of Home and Eating Well. Browse the Flipster website or download the app for Android, iOS or Kindle. PressReader also has an extensive Food & Drinks category with magazines from around the world in multiple languages, including BBC Good Food, Food from National Geographic Traveler and La Cucina Italiana - great for browsing even if you don’t speak Italian! Visit PressReader.com from anywhere and choose Sign in with Library or Group, then choose Chandler Public Library to get free access with your library card.

Want to browse an array of magazines by a specific topic? Try Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center! Browse their cooking category, or type in a search term like “Meyer lemons” to read articles from all sorts of magazines, without adds or paywalls and free with your library card! Looking for video content? Kanopy has categories for Cooking and Healthy Living, and when you use your library card to create a free account, you’ll get 10 video credits per month.

Can’t make it to the library to get a card? We offer eCards that allow access to our online resources! If you’re a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Card page. eCard users can come to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.

If you are in the library, don’t forget to stop by our nonfiction shelves at 641 to browse the cookbooks, or check out this booklist for some titles to get you started!