On the negative side, some of us were very uneasy with her going out on a date in her blond persona. There were some incredibly rude people in the book (an exaggerated view of New Yorkers? Most of us have had very pleasant experiences there). And the recipes included in the book didn't really feel that connected with the story...though happily when we made them they came out pretty darn tasty!
Heather brought a delicious roast chicken and some tasty mashed potatoes.
Julie D. made the hash browns, and though they came out yummy, she is convinced Reichl never made them herself.
Katie S. made some very tasty roasted Brussels sprouts.
Vernetta made a tasty kale/chard/spinach salad with pecan dressing (not from the book, but great!)
Dawn made super creamy scalloped potatoes.
Laura made a tasty risotto for the first time.
Karen made the spaghetti carbonara.
Next month's book is The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber. There are a few extra copies behind the desk at the Mountlake Terrace Library for Foodie Book Group members. We will be meeting on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Bethesda Lutheran Church.