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January 6, 2012
Learn how to write your own cookbook at Sacramento library

Whether recipes are handed down on stained, old recipe cards or shared from one generation to the next, most families have got a book's worth of them.

The Sacramento Public is hosting a series of classes (Jan. 21 and 28; Feb. 4, 11, 25; and March 3) to help you compile recipes from your family. You'll learn how to focus on which recipes to select, how to gather, test and transcribe old written recipes into modern directions.

The series of six classes takes place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon in the Community Room of the Belle Cooledge Library, 500 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Early registration (hurry, the deadline's Jan. 7) is $241. Regular registration is $267

For more information, contact Manya Shorr at (916) 264-2777. Register online at

Instructor Elaine Corn received both the James Beard and Julia Child cookbook awards for Best General Cookbook for Now You're Cooking: Everything A Beginner Needs to Know to Start Cooking Today. Corn has taught food writing at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley Community College, American River College and Cosumnes River College.

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