The UnitedInFood Book Club – magical words! Super excited. Much to read, and we love books, especially books about food, recipes and cooking. Read along with us and tell us about your experiences. We will share with you on our social media platforms what our thoughts are and what we cook from these books.
In March 2023, the UnitedInFood Book Club will read and discuss the book Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of America in 11 Pies by Rossi Anastopoulo.
In January 2023, the UnitedInFood Book Club will read and discuss The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
The Book Club’s next meeting is to select books for 2023. We will keep you posted on what we plan to read. Happy reading!
UnitedInFood’s next book club selection is Bottom of the Pot, Persian Recipes and Stories by Naz Deravian.
UnitedInFood’s next book club selection is In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. For more information on this and other books by Mr. Pollan, go to https://michaelpollan.com/books/.
In June 2022, we will read The Joy of Food, A Celebration of Good Things to Eat by Rory O’Connell. For information on this author, go to https://www.fromballymaloewithlove.com/cooks/jonathon-brown.
In March 2022, we will read We Fed an Island by Jose Andres. For information on this author, go to https://www.joseandres.com.
In January 2022, we will The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan.
Due to the upcoming holidays, time will be on short supply for leisure activities such as indulging in reading books about food (this does not include searching for the right recipes for the Big Day or for the treasured holiday parties). For December book club, are reading a chapter of a book, “Spaghetti Carbonara Day” by Calvin Trillin in his brilliant book, Tummy Trilogy. This book is Pepper’s and Pixie’s all-time #1 fav books, and this chapter is humorous with an alternative Thanksgiving dinner idea.
UnitedInFood’s selection for its October 2021 book club is Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. If you have read this book, let us know what you think!
UnitedInFood’s selection for its August 2021 book club is We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto by Alice Waters, Bob Carrau and Cristina Mueller.
United In Food’s selection for its June 2021 book club was All Stirred Up, Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote by Laura Kumin. For information on this fascinating and enriching book, please go to https://laurakumin.com/books/all-stirred-up/. To learn about the author, Laura Kumin, and for her blog, go to https://motherwouldknow.com.
United In Food Book Club’s first book for the launch of its book club was How to Cook a Moose, a Culinary Memoir by Kate Christensen. This book was the perfect one to choose for our inaugural book club because it has lots of topics for discussion, recipes to make (for our book club lunch), and it gave us a chance to think/dream about life as a writer or farmer in Maine (especially during months when blackberries are at their peak). For more information on this wonderful book, go to https://katechristensen.net/books/how-to-cook-a-moose/, and for the author’s blog, go to https://katechristensen.net/blog/.