The book had mixed responses this month. Some folks were really drawn to it, and I think others of us are finding chef autobiographies are starting to sound all the same ;) Everyone was pretty appalled by the neglect and poor boundaries Gabrielle received as a teenager.
(I've misplaced my notes, but want to get this posted, so I'll come back and fill in more when I find them...please add in the comments if you have more you'd like to share with everyone who couldn't make it!)
Deborah S. - Made a wonderful Cheddar/Chille Bread, which we are encouraging her to submit for the Pillsbury bake-off!
Katie made super yummy eggs on biscuits (like the author used to eat on the stoop when she first moved to NYC) and delicious Rum-Raisin Sauce to go on ice cream. So tasty!
In tribute to the family's giant yearly party, I made a variation on Lima Bean Salad. (Martha Stewart's recipe and photo...I appear to have forgotten to take my own!)
Laura brought the author's Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots and Vinegar.
Heather brought delicious strawberries and cream:
I apologize for this being the worst report ever! Next month I'll jump on it right away ;)
Next month's book is The Lacuna a novel by Barbara Kingsolver, who we read long ago with her nonfiction Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. The book takes place in Mexico, so plan for a fiesta! Most of the books are checked out already, but the library does have 7 copies of the 19 hour long audiobook available...just enough time to listen to it before the meeting on Wednesday May 8th!