Cultivating a Love for

Cooking & Community

Upcoming Classes & Events

New Summer Series!

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Celebrating Our Community's Cultures: Southern Cooking

June 21, 2024 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for our next ‘Celebrating Our Community’s Culture’ event, spotlighting the culinary talents of our very own Monica Miller, a true daughter of the South.

With a firm belief in the time-honored traditions of hospitality, Monica will treat us to an array of authentic Southern picnic dishes, including fried chicken and fluffy buttermilk biscuits, all inspired by the recipes found in the acclaimed book Southern Grit by Top Chef winner, Kelsey Barnard Clark.

Come together with us and our community to savor the flavors of the South!

New Summer Series!

Celebrating Our Community's Cultures: Wisconsin Meets Brazil

May 10, 2024 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for the 1st event of our new summer series as we explore the vibrant flavors of Brazil with our very own, Iza Harris!

As a native of Brazil, Iza has brought her rich heritage to Southern Wisconsin, where she has resided with her husband, Will, and their three children for the past 11 years.

In this exciting event, Iza will demonstrate making traditional pao de queijo, or cheese bread, found in all regions of Brazil. Following the demonstration, we’ll gather around the communal table to savor five dishes inspired by Iza’s homeland, including black beans and pork, Brazilian rice, salsa, and Brigadeiros (chocolate truffles). We’ll fuse the tastes of local Wisconsin ingredients to create Brazilian flavors.


Cooking Should Be Fun, Accessible, and Diverse

Our mission is to build ties among food and our food makers and become the mid-point between our local farms and the dinner table. We strive to make a positive contribution to our community by building self-confidence and broadening the learning experience through food.

About The Book Kitchen

Nicole’s culinary journey led her from Chicago to the charming town of Mineral Point, where serendipity played a hand in her next adventure. She crossed paths with Keith Burrows and Leslie Damaso, the spirited owners of The Republic of Letters Bookstore.

It was in this delightful meeting of minds and shared passions that The Book Kitchen was born. This collaboration brought together the love for both literature and delectable cuisine, creating a unique and enchanting culinary destination for the community and beyond.

Together, they embarked on a culinary and literary journey, crafting a space where the written word and the art of cooking come together in perfect harmony, offering patrons a truly remarkable experience for the senses.

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Our Community Partners

At The Book Kitchen, we are strong believers in the growth of our community, both economically and socially. We’re not just a teaching kitchen and bookstore; we’re a hub for progress and positive change.

Our mission is to help our community thrive, reach its full potential, and make an impactful and sustainable mark that future generations will be proud of.

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