Admit it. You have shelves and shelves oozing with cookbooks and cooking magazines… some of which have rarely (if ever!) been cracked open. We know, because gardeners are often somewhat obsessive about collecting. Just how many perennial geranium cultivars are planted in your garden?
So what to do about it? How about joining Slow Food Boston on Sunday, January 30th from 1:00 to 4:00PM for a good old book swap? Load up your old cookbooks you never use anymore, or maybe those esoteric ones you’ve received as gifts & never used… Don’t forget any food & dining magazines, too! And why not go one step further and bring on down any food-related novels or written collections you’ve read and want to pass on?
The organizers ask for a $5 donation to SFB (payable in cash at the door) in order to participate; in exchange you get a way to give your books to others who will find joy in them, and you get to peruse the piles and take a few items that will bring yourself a little joy! Share the love, people, share the love….
And speaking of sharing the love, all leftover items with will be donated to More Than Words Cafe. The cafe is an organization in Waltham that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
The event takes place at Green City Grocers, 600 Windsor Place in Somerville, between Union and Inman Squares.Â Directions are on the Slow Food website.Â There is even parking! Cookbook image from The Perfect Pantry.