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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 (4+)

Fully Vaccinated - Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl - discussion and potluck

TBD - Mountlake Terrace/Edmonds

What we'll do:
We'll discuss "Save Me the Plums" by Ruth Reichlt while sharing a meal inspired by the reading.

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:
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. Yet Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no?

Fully Vaccinated - From Scratch by Tembi Locke - discussion & potluck

What we'll do:
We'll discuss "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home" by Tembi Locke while sharing a meal inspired by the reading.

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:
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke
From Scratch chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family, now she finds solace and nourishment—literally and spiritually—at her mother-in-law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward.

Fully Vaccinated - Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith Discussion & Potluck

TBD - Mountlake Terrace/Edmonds

What we'll do:
We'll discuss "Eat Like a Fish" by Bren Smith while sharing a meal inspired by the reading.

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:
Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith
A genre-defining “climate memoir,” Eat Like a Fish interweaves Smith’s own life—from sailing the high seas aboard commercial fishing trawlers to developing new forms of ocean farming to surfing the frontiers of the food movement—with actionable food policy and practical advice on ocean farming. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, and—by creating new jobs up and down the coasts—putting working class Americans back to work.

Fully Vaccinated - Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi convo & potluck

TBD - Mountlake Terrace/Edmonds

What we'll do:
We'll discuss "Butter Honey Pig Bread" by Francesca Ekwuyasi while sharing a meal inspired by the reading.

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:
Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and mending old ones, of voracious appetites, of queer love, of friendship, faith, and above all, family.

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