John Barricelli
John Barricelli

Tuesday, August 28 at 7 p.m.

John Barricelli, author of The Seasonal Baker: Easy Recipes from My Home Kitchen to Make Year-Round, will be our featured speaker.

Both novice and experienced home bakers will love John Barricelli's follow-up to the acclaimed SoNo Baking Company Cookbook; this new, seasonal cookbook, with easier recipes, puts mouthwatering, everyday home baking within reach for even the most harried among us.

In this collection of 135 sweet and savory recipes that John Barricelli makes at home, his family stories and seasonally driven use of produce make it easy to create fresh food for everyday baking. He also includes a definitive glossary on how to buy, store, and prepare fruits and vegetables. These recipes are as eye-catching as they are delicious, and are accessible enough to teach new bakers the ropes of creating meals for the whole family.

About the Author

John Barricelli is the owner and chef of the SoNo Baking Company in South Norwalk, CT, which opened in 2005. For many years, he worked at Martha Stewart's magazines and television and radio shows. He was also the host of the PBS show Everyday Baking. A third-generation baker with thirty years of experience, he worked at River Café, Le Bernardin, and Four Seasons before opening his own bakeries. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and author of the SoNo Baking Company Cookbook.

We’ll also have our Grand Prize drawing for a new iPad. Patrons have been filling out book review/prize entry cards all summer and we will draw from this pool. Patrons who attend the Adult Summer Reading Grand Finale Party will receive an extra chance to win!

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments from the book will be served.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).