Food by the Book

Food by the Book

Join us for this free series of food-related events held at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The programs are open to ages 12 and up. Registration is required; to sign up, call (719) 531-6333, x2665.

For those with food allergies, please be aware that samples may contain allergens.

Tea Around the World presented by Judy Williams
Join us as we journey through a brief history of tea, beginning with its origins in the Far East, through its proliferation through Europe and America. We will discuss various tea-growing regions and some interesting tea customs and ceremonies, all the while sipping on a variety of teas.
Saturday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Eating Locally with Chef Heather
We cannot find food that is fresher, better-tasting, or more nutritious than what our local farmers are growing. We will discuss the mutually beneficial relationship between grower and consumer, discover the ever-increasing outlets for finding local food in our community, and figure out what to do with these ingredients once we get home.
Saturday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Make Mozzarella and Ricotta at Home with Rich McGaughey
Join us for a fun and easy cheese-making demo! Rich has been making homemade cheese for years, and teaches classes at Colorado Free University. Watch Rich make mozzarella cheese in this demonstration, and enjoy eating the finished product!
Saturday, August 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Do You See What I See? with Christine Yocum - Cookie Artist
Become a "Cookie Artiste" (oooolala!) and paint (yes, paint) a delicious cookie for you or a loved one. It's okay to play with your food in this class! You will learn to paint your very own cookie and earn a "Cookie Artiste" diploma.
Saturday, August 30 at 1:30 p.m.


Different Classes, Different Experiences

I attended the Tea Around the World workshop presented by Judy Williams, and it was fabulous! I was very impressed with the quality, depth, and scope of her presentation. I learned a lot about different types of tea, and I learned to distinguish between their different flavors. The fun facts that she included were also fascinating. She was a great teacher, and she was very professional. I'm so glad I went because I took away a lot from the class--including two bags of absolutely delicious tea! Judy was a wonderful presenter, and I really enjoyed the experience.

Naturally, after a great first experience with Food by the Book, I was interested in attending another workshop. So, I signed up for the Ricotta and Mozzarella Making class presented by Rich McGaughey. This presentation was completely different from Judy's. The presenter was disorganized, and there was no sense of logical order to his class. I ended up leaving 20 minutes into the presentation because it seemed like a complete waste of time. Not only was he a terrible teacher, but he was also unwashed. Even if I had stayed, I certainly wouldn't have eaten the samples provided, because I would have been concerned for my health due to his lack of hygiene.

That being said, I am not discouraged! I am grateful to PPLD for providing these programs, even if some of them are less than satisfactory. I look forward to next year's Food by the Book programs, I hope they are all as excellent as Judy's presentation.

Hi, I was wondering if I got

Hi, I was wondering if I got signed up for the cookie artist program, because I called and never got a reply.

Cookie Program

Hi Claudia,

Yes, you are enrolled for the Cookie Artist program this Saturday. We will be contacting everyone on the list this week to confirm attendance. Have fun!

I also never got a reply

I also never got a reply about the workshops. For next year's program, I would suggest that the people in charge of it call back registrants no later than 24 hours after their calls in order to confirm reservations.


We do call everyone on the list a few days before the program as a reminder that they are enrolled. We will consider perhaps either emailing a confirmation or calling earlier next year. Thank you for your suggestion!