The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors

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Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2012 - COOKING - 486 pages
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"Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together."
--Publishers Weekly

  

"We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs' favorite books, their characters and authors."
--USA Today

"It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book."
--Flavorwire

"The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." 
 --Library Journal

Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including:

  • Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake)
  • Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup)
  • Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce)
  • Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal)
  • Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie)
  • Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro)
The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

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User Review  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

First of all, this book is a wealth of resources for books to read — either on your own or as part of a book club. This is a book about books; not just a cookbook. At over 500 pages long, there is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Myckyee - LibraryThing

I love cookbooks and obviously I love to read, so when the offer came to review The Book Club Cookbook, I jumped at it. What could be more fun than to have available some of the recipes from the most ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp are cooks, book enthusiasts, and friends. Seeking to combine their passion for books, food, and book clubs, they met over stacks of books and endless cups of coffee at a local sandwich shop, where The Book Club Cookbook (www.bookclubcookbook.com) was born. They were motivated to write their second book, The Kids' Book Club Book (www.kidsbookclubbook.com), after librarians, parents, and teachers who attended their talks asked for a similar book for the growing number of youth book clubs across the country.

They created bookclubcookbook.com and kidsbookclubbook.com, websites that provide inspiration for book clubs, featuring book recommendations from book groups around the country, author recipes, book giveaways, author blogs, and newsletters.

Their latest book, Table of Contents (www.bookclubcookbook.com/book.htm# Table of Contents), features book-related recipes from fifty of today's most popular authors.


Judy and Vicki enjoy speaking about book clubs, and appreciate their ongoing conversations, both in person and via their websites, with book and food enthusiasts across the country. They live with their families in the Boston area.

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