Food & Cooking

Food & Cooking

Some years ago, you might have walked into a library with a snack and have been told to “put it away,” or “throw it away.” Today, we’re serving up a much different story.

We know that food brings people together, and so do free and welcoming public spaces like our libraries. At Halifax Public Libraries, one part of our vision is “A resource for everyone.” Resources come in all shapes, sizes—and yes, even tastes. We are proud to offer free snacks, workshops, resources, and tools for local food lovers and changemakers, year-round.

Staff Lists

Outdoor Eats and Treats

Summer is coming! Get outdoors and enjoy a treat or two. Here are some mouthwatering cookbooks to help you get started.

Taste of Asia

May is Asian Heritage Month. Celebrate now and beyond with our cookbooks featuring delectable recipes from countries all over Asia.

Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month and the 2021 theme is "Good for you! Dieticians help you find your healthy." Here are some books to fit the theme.

Healthy Meals

These books are filled with delicious and nutritious recipes to spice up your kitchen creations.

Blogs & Resources

The Library's Lunch Pack Team Needs You

A couple of spots have opened up on our volunteer lunch pack team in Sackville. Will you join us?

East Coast Recipes

Get cooking: explore thousands of recipes from 40+ local cookbooks.

Spring Cleaning: Nutrition Edition

Spring cleaning includes improving nutrition by stocking your kitchen with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Grab quick tips here!

In the Kitchen: Teens Recipes

Cooking and discovering delicious new foods is something that you'll do throughout your life—so why not get a head start now?

Nova Scotia Archives: What's Cooking?

This online treasury features approximately 1,000 old handwritten or early printed recipes from Nova Scotia's past.

In the Kitchen: Adults Recipes

Creating and enjoying a healthy relationship with food, doesn’t need to be expensive or hard. Check out our adult in the kitchen recipes.

In the Kitchen: Kids Recipes

Cooking with kids helps them develop healthy eating habits and the food skills they will need as they grow. Get started with these recipes!

Nutrition Month: Start Your Wellness Journey

To kick off Nutrition Month, Library Dietetic Intern, Niousha, dives into how healthy eating looks different for everyone.

Kick-Start Creativity: Crafting with Apples

Make something beautiful using freshly picked apples, and, after, carefully wash and peel the apples to enjoy a healthy, delicious snack!

Library Café Open at Keshen Goodman Public Library

We are thrilled to announce the Library Café at Keshen Goodman Public Library is open for service!

How to Eat a Nova Scotia Lobster

Fresh lobster is a Nova Scotia favourite. But have you ever wondered how to get the most out of eating it? Claudia has some tips.

Perfect Pairing: 10 Favourite Books and Delicious Recipes

Louise loves reading about food in her favourite books, and thought: "Why not make a meal that matches the story?" Explore her suggestions!

No Soggy Bottoms! A Virtual Cookbook Display

Ever watched the Great British Baking Show, and thought, “How hard can it be?" If you've found the answer, and need some help, we're here.

Food Resources from HRCE & Schools Plus

Explore the list created by HRCE Family of Schools, featuring food resource locations and hours across HRM.

Cookbooks for Busy People

These virtual cookbooks will help you dream up and make something delicious, in a snap.
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