Tips for getting started

Choose a cookbook

Local Chefs

  • Linda Beaulieu
  • Ellen Brown
  • Normand Leclair
  • Mary Ann Esposito
  • Nancy Verde Barr
  • Lydia Walshin & Jennifer Leal

Fun themes

  • International & Regional cooking
  • Breakfast for Dinner
  • TV Show Cookbooks (there are many - Game of Thrones, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos & Downton Abbey - just to name a few)
  • Food memoirs
  • Favorite food blogger
  • Choose your own recipe/favorite childhood recipe

Contact us

Jessica D'Vanza, Community Services Librarian

Barrington Public Library

401-247-1920 ext. 312

Read her blog at

Megan Weeden, Head of Adult Services

Coventry Public Library


Nancy Nadeau, Reference and Programming Librarian

South Kingstown Public Library