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Do you love reading about food as much as you love eating it? Join our book group for foodies! Each month we will read a different food related book, and discuss it over a potluck made from recipes from, or inspired by, the reading. Our meeting is usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Mountlake Terrace.

Who we are:
Once a library program, we've come together over a shared interest in food and books. Breaking bread over dinner monthly for almost 9 years, we're still going strong. We welcome newcomers warmly, always excited to hear new points of view and taste new recipes. The group consists of a range of cooking skills, from the occasional to the obsessive, so don't be intimidated - it's low pressure. There are usually 6 to 12 attendees at a meeting. Feel free to suggest books or ideas, or ask questions about meetings or the group, in the discussion area, or you can message me (Katie Sherrill) if you prefer.

Upcoming events (5)

Love, Loss, & What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi Zoom Discussion

Bethesda Lutheran Church

What we'll do: We'll discuss "Love, Loss, and What We Ate" by Padma Lakshmi over Zoom. Optional - make and show off a recipe from or inspired by the book, Who we are: Once a library program, we've come together over a shared interest in food and books. Breaking bread over dinner monthly for over 10 years, we're still going strong. We welcome newcomers warmly, always excited to hear new points of view and taste new recipes. The group consists of a range of cooking skills, from the occasional to the obsessive, so don't be intimidated - it's low pressure. There are usually 6 to 12 attendees at a meeting. Don't hesitate to message me (Katie Sherrill) if you have any questions about the group. About the Book: Love, Loss, and What We ate by Padma Lakshmi A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, Love, Loss, and What We Ate traces the arc of Padma Lakshmi's unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera - a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron's Heartburn.

Super Sushi Ramen Express by Michael Booth Discussion & Potluck

Bethesda Lutheran Church

What we'll do: We'll discuss "Super Sushi Ramen Express" by Michael Booth over a potluck inspired by the book. Everyone will pick a dish, either a recipe from the book or something inspired by the reading, to share. Who we are: Once a library program, we've come together over a shared interest in food and books. Breaking bread over dinner monthly for over 10 years, we're still going strong. We welcome newcomers warmly, always excited to hear new points of view and taste new recipes. The group consists of a range of cooking skills, from the occasional to the obsessive, so don't be intimidated - it's low pressure. There are usually 6 to 12 attendees at a meeting. Don't hesitate to message me (Katie Sherrill) if you have any questions about the group. About the Book: Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan by Michael Booth Food and travel writer Michael Booth takes the culinary pulse of contemporary Japan, learning fascinating tips and recipes that few westerners have been privy to before. Accompanied by two fussy eaters under the age of six, he and his wife travel the length of the country, from bear-infested, beer-loving Hokkaido to snake-infested, seaweed-loving Okinawa.

We Fed an Island by Jose Andres - potluck and book discussion

Bethesda Lutheran Church

What we'll do: We'll discuss "We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" by Jose Andres over a potluck inspired by the book. Everyone will pick a dish, either a recipe from the book or something inspired by the reading, to share. Who we are: Once a library program, we've come together over a shared interest in food and books. Breaking bread over dinner monthly for over 10 years, we're still going strong. We welcome newcomers warmly, always excited to hear new points of view and taste new recipes. The group consists of a range of cooking skills, from the occasional to the obsessive, so don't be intimidated - it's low pressure. There are usually 6 to 12 attendees at a meeting. Don't hesitate to message me (Katie Sherrill) if you have any questions about the group. About the Book: We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, and touched the hearts of many more.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens discussion & potluck

Bethesda Lutheran Church

What we'll do: We'll discuss "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Dalia Owens over a potluck inspired by the book. Everyone will pick a dish, either a recipe from the book or something inspired by the reading, to share. Who we are: Once a library program, we've come together over a shared interest in food and books. Breaking bread over dinner monthly for over 10 years, we're still going strong. We welcome newcomers warmly, always excited to hear new points of view and taste new recipes. The group consists of a range of cooking skills, from the occasional to the obsessive, so don't be intimidated - it's low pressure. There are usually 6 to 12 attendees at a meeting. Don't hesitate to message me (Katie Sherrill) if you have any questions about the group. About the Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The story is set in the 1950s and revolves around a young woman named Kya Clark, who is from extremely rural North Carolina. Known by others as the Marsh Girl, she lives alone in nature—but the draw of other people, and specifically love, brings her into contact with the greater world. This novel has a mystery at its core, but it can be read on a variety of levels. There is great nature writing; there is coming of age; and there is literature.

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Banana by Dan Koeppel Potluck and Book Discussion

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