But first the book. Pretty much everyone loved this one (as I predicted...I adore it!) It was felt that it was SO English, playing both off stereotypes and familiar stories, but branching out in surprising new directions too. The American characters didn't feel very realistic to the group. But the setting and story felt real and really came to life for the readers. As readers, we were charmed by the role reading played in the book. As romantics, we loved the idea that one could find such a wonderful love later in life. As foodies, we had a lot of fun making both English food and some spicier stuff to capture both sides of this cozy book filled with serious issues.
Julie D. – Meat pies
Karen T. - chickpeas and potatoes in a pomegranate molasses sauce.
Katie S. – chicken legs + carrots and peppers
Katie J. - Yorkshire pudding/popovers
Karen W. - gluten-free, Almond Flour Dark Chocolate Chip Scones
English Sticky Toffee Pudding
Dawn – scones and homemade lemon curd
Laura H. - lemon cake with tea
Tania Z-G - Kendall Mintcake
toasted oat and raisin biscuits
Heather C. - punch
Nicole – newbie...hooray!
Next month we are reading Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain. We've had lots of request to read one of Mr. Bourdain's books, and I'm glad we were finally able to get enough copies of one to make this work. I'm very much looking forward to reading this, and discussing it with you! Right now there are four copies left for checkout at the Mountlake Terrace Library front desk, and two copies of the downloadable audiobook available!
We will meet on Monday February 13th at 6:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!