OMG in the OED! LOL

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) calls itself "the definitive record of the English Language." Unlike standard dictonaries, which have current meanings and spellings of words, the OED is a historical dictionary. The OED defines current words, but also traces the history of words through real examples. Think quotes and examples (3 million in all) from literature to film to cookbooks. The print version of OED is a huge text (20 volumes) and has its own shelf and stand in the library. The OED recently launched an online version. Every three months the OED reveals…continue reading →

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Part science project, part dinner... Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter shows you how to hack it, mash it, sous-vide it, caramelize it, and eat it! THEN he explains the science behing it all. Think Mythbusters for the kitchen... Cooking for Geeks (print) and Cooking for Geeks (web) Not feeling geeky? Try these other cooking titles from JTCC Library: BakeWise by Shirley Corriher. Corriher, the food scientist from Good Eats, explains how to manipulate your baking recipies in her second James Beard Award winning cookbook. How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. All here—Bittman shows…continue reading →

Feed Your Family with Your Own Mini-farm: Cindy Conner at Fool for Art

Nationally known speaker Cindy Conner shares techniques for the backyard food gardener. Come learn to feed yourself using organic GROW BIOINTENSIVE tools to make your garden productive all year long. This workshop is presented during the Fool for Art festival—a free community event held by John Tyler Community College. Details Saturday, April 9, 2011 • 11:00 a.m. John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus, A113-115 About the Workshop GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-farming is a system that combines nutrition-based food production with closed-system soil fertility management, emphasizing reduced space. Learn about the eight elements of…continue reading →