March Meetup: Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

The $5 fee goes to Time Tested Books for letting us use their great space.

For March, we will be reading Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton.

Description:  Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; Hamilton’s own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton’s idyllic past and her own future family—the result of a prickly marriage that nonetheless yields lasting dividends. By turns epic and intimate, Gabrielle Hamilton’s story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion.

Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 so that you can browse and shop in the store - Time Tested has a lot of great new and used books! - and get situated. The meeting discussion will begin at 7.

Reminder: Time Tested is happy to order a book for you if they don't have it on the shelves - and it's easy! Just call or stop by... they put in orders on Tuesdays and it is often available that Thursday. Be sure to let them know you are with the Sacramento Women's Book Club.


Please bring a dish to share with the group (whatever you like!). Thanks!

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  • Irene

    It was good to see everyone at the book club meeting this week. Good job, Liya!

    March 21, 2013

  • Liya

    Another vibrant discussion! Thanks everyone that came. Always a pleasure to get together.

    March 21, 2013

  • Angela

    Great discussion last night :) Really enjoyed myself!

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Kay W.

    Sorry, found out too late. Can't make it. Maybe next month.

    March 20, 2013

  • Laurie G

    I hope you can get the other wait list person to attend. I have been required to attend a Board Mtg. tonight; so unfortunately, I can't make it:( I enjoyed the book very much and was looking forward to the discussion!

    March 20, 2013

  • Liya

    Fun fact: Hamilton got her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan; a classmate of hers was Paris Wife author Paula McLain. (Source: KC Library Book Reviews)

    1 · February 21, 2013

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