Summer 2016
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Greetings:

In our summer issue, you'll find:

 
Dutch Apple Pie
Our feature on a current book club bestseller! The Last Painting of Sara de Vos author Dominic Smith shares a recipe paired with his novel, along with his thoughts on food and literature -and a giveaway.

Book picks from book clubs around the country and favorite food memoirs shared by readers.

Coming in July's Book Club Buzz, the memoir Unearthed (and a blogger party to launch it!)

Two more terrific giveaways:
  
Finding the Flavors We Lost is James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic Patric Kuh's arresting exploration of our cultural demand for "artisanal" foods in a world dominated by corporate agribusiness. What do the terms "artisanal," "farm to table," and "handcrafted food" mean? This fresh look into the culture of artisanal food as we know it today -- and what its future may be -- is a thoughtful, informative journey into the transforming, and transformative, world of food.

Food
From FOOD & BEER
& Beer, a 75-recipe book
From FOOD & BEER
from Internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Burns and brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is dedicated to elevating and pairing beer with high-end dining.  The duo share their vision in the stunning debut, brought to life through Burns's recipes and in depth discussions about pairing beer with food.

Enter to win both books.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA Mojito
The Book Club Cookbook Cooking Project bloggers continue to whip up an abundance of recipes related to titles featured in our book. Follow the links to their recipe rounds ups from Love in the Time of Cholera to Girl with a Pearl Earring and more.
 
As always, please tell us what your book club is reading and eating.

Judy and Vicki
 
Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp


AUTHORBITE  
AUTHOR BITE: DOMINIC SMITH
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Book Club Recipe  

 
"Food in fiction is an opportunity to characterize. A melting bowl of ice cream, a half-finished pastrami sandwich, a stolen pear -- all of these can add nuance to our understanding of a scene or a person," writes Dominic Smith, author of the bestselling The Last Painting of Sara de Vos.

Smith's novel interweaves the stories of a 17th century female Dutch artist and her painting, the owner of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and the art historian who forged a copy of the art work. He shared a recipe for Dutch Apple Pie, a perfect book club dessert, to pair with his novel. Read more of his thoughts on how food figures into the novel's storylines, get the recipe, and enter to win a copy of the book.  
 

   BOOKCLUBSSUGGEST
BOOK CLUBS SUGGEST
Favorite Title Round Up


Book Lovin' Ladies of Charleston, West Virginia, recommends:
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow (Algonquin, 2010), 266 pages, Fiction

"This novel about the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I.who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy, was a hit. I nominated the book because of the ethnically diverse characters, excellent writing, and the fact that I've met the author and really like her. Everyone loved the book.

"Being the only Black American in three of my four book groups, I've noticed that it is often hard for these groups to discuss racially sensitive topics for fear of being perceived as politically incorrect or insensitive. Having said that, it appeared that it was easy for almost all of our members to relate to this story. We tried to adhere to the book group questions, but most of our discussion centered on racial identity and fitting in. The latter was something that everyone could relate to in some manner."

See Heidi Durrow's recipes for Heidi's Morning Franksbrød (White Bread) and Mor's Panekager (Crepes) in Table of Contents.  

Great Books of Romeo, Michigan, recommends:
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (Random House, 2008), 514 pages, Fiction   

"This historical fiction focuses on Ann Eliza Young, who has separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. There is a parallel story line, a present-day mystery about a woman in a Mormon fundamentalist sect accused of murdering her husband. We compared the two stories and it prompted a discussion of the early history of Mormonism -- 'When and why did it change?' This generated LOTS of conversation!" 

See David Ebershoff's recipe for Peaches a la Ann Eliza in 

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

My Mother's Kitchen by Meera Ekkananth
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee



FAVORITEFOODMEMOIRS
BOOKTALK: YOUR FAVORITE FOOD MEMOIRS
And a New BookTalk Question  
   
Whether you're choosing a  memoir for your book club, or looking for some summer reading you can devour, here's a few of the top suggestions from our last Book Talk:

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball (Scribner, 2010)
 
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson (Random House, 2012)
 
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch by Julia Pandl (Algonquin, 2012)
 
The Apprentice: My Life In The Kitchen by Jacques Pepin (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003)

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl (Random House, 2008)

The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber (Anchor, 2006)

NEW BOOKTALK QUESTION 

Do you have a favorite food reference or food scene in literature? A favorite novel with a food theme? Tell us about it!


BLOGPARTY
UNEARTHED PARTY
Bloggers Celebrate July Launch of New Memoir


Next month,  we launch a new blog party inspired by our Book Club Buzz featured title, Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden by Alexandra Risen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July 5, 2016).

The celebration kicks off with recipes,  musings and thoughts on the book from bloggers across the country.

 You can check the Blog Party Page
throughout July for new recipes.


And stay tuned for our September Blog Party for Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share by Kathy Gunst.

Many thanks to participating bloggers:

All Roads Lead to One Kitchen Culinary Adventures with Camilla 
Bermuda Onion Life on Food 
Kahakai Kitchen The Pajama Chef 
briciole Not Starving Yet 
A Day in the Life on the Farm Tortillas and Honey 
Heritage Recipe Box Picky Eater 



 
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