Do you love to cook and try new foods? This just might be the event for you! Cookbook Club is a lot like a conventional bookclub, but with a twist. Bring your favorite dish to share with the rest of the group! We’ll talk about the book and the recipes while enjoying an evening of really good food. Cookbook Club will meet every other month on the first Sunday evening.

July’s selection is “Ottolenghi Simple” by Yotam Ottolenghi. In this 2018 favorite, you’ll find new recipes for busy cooks. If you’re short on time and need something that’s easier than you think it’s going to be, this is sure to be one of your new go-to cookbooks!

The event itself is free, but please RSVP. Visit the shop and purchase your copy of the book and receive 20% off when you sign up for the cookbook club.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to RSVPing.

In June we will be reading Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi.

Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there’s the gingerbread they bake. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it’s very popular in Druhastrana, the faraway (maybe nonexistent) land of Harriet’s youth. Many twists, turns, and mysteries along the way as we follow the Lee’s on their journey.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available.

Do you love to cook and try new foods? This just might be the event for you! Cookbook Club is a lot like a conventional bookclub, but with a twist. Bring your favorite dish to share with the rest of the group! We’ll talk about the book and the recipes while enjoying an evening of really good food. Cookbook Club will meet every other month on the first Sunday evening.

May’s selection is “Everyday Dorie” by Dorie Greenspan. Dorie is a popular cookbook author with thirteen cookbooks under her belt. Her newest cookbook is full of recipes she uses often when cooking for her own family. Comfort food abounds, but you’ll also find healthy selections. You’re sure to find many new recipes that will become your own family favorites.

The event itself is free, but please RSVP. Visit the shop and purchase your copy of the book and receive 20% off when you sign up for the cookbook club.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to RSVPing.

We’re going back a bit for this months selection! In April we will be reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Tita de la Garza realizes that she can transfer her emotions into her food. When she’s forced to stay home and care for her mother instead of marrying, she becomes a talented chef who can affect people’s moods with her cooking. She attempts to keep this power a secret, but is finally forced to reveal it at the end of the novel.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available.

Celebrate your local independent bookstore (that would be us!)! Special sale items all day, and we’ll have fun activities for the whole family!

Activities will include: Science in the Kitchen, Make your own bookmarks, pop-up crafts, and snacks

Save the Date!!

Come and be a part of the excitement and celebration of our First Anniversary!

We are so excited that we have been a part of this amazing community for a year! We’ll have fun activities going all day long – Face painting, balloons, cookie decorating for the kiddos, and so much more!

 

This months selection will be What She Ate by Laura Shapiro

Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives-social and cultural, personal, and political. Yet most biographies rarely pause at the table to explore what’s on the plate. Shapiro introduces six fascinating women, and in telling us about their lives, she puts the food right up front. What did these women eat? And why? And who was sitting across the table?When we follow the culinary trail through a woman’s life, we find surprises around every corner. She looks at Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available.

Do you love to cook and try new foods? This just might be the event for you! Cookbook Club is a lot like a conventional bookclub, but with a twist. Bring your favorite dish to share with the rest of the group! We’ll talk about the book and the recipes while enjoying an evening of really good food. Cookbook Club will meet every other month on the first Sunday evening.

March’s selection is “Molly on the Range” by Molly Yeh. Molly is the popular food blogger of “my name is yeh” and this cookbook is full of funny essays, yummy recipes, and beautiful photography.

The event itself is free, but please RSVP. Visit the shop and purchase your copy of the book and receive 20% off when you sign up for the cookbook club.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to RSVPing.

This months selection will be The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair . Soon, she’s privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden: her father’s detachment, her mother’s transgression, her brother’s increasing retreat from the world. But there are some family secrets that even her cursed taste buds can’t discern.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available.

This months selection will be Killing It: An Education by Camas Davis

Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine editor, she had left New York City to pursue a simpler life in her home state of Oregon, with the man she wanted to marry, and taken an appealing job at a Portland magazine. But neither job nor man delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Camas was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the decade she had spent as a lifestyle journalist, advising other people how to live their best lives, she had little idea how best to live her own life. She did know one thing: She no longer wanted to write about the genuine article, she wanted to be it.

So when a friend told her about Kate Hill, an American woman living in Gascony, France who ran a cooking school and took in strays in exchange for painting fences and making beds, it sounded like just what she needed. She discovered a forgotten credit card that had just enough credit on it to buy a plane ticket and took it as kismet. Upon her arrival, Kate introduced her to the Chapolard brothers, a family of Gascon pig farmers and butchers, who were willing to take Camas under their wing, inviting her to work alongside them in their slaughterhouse and cutting room. In the process, the Chapolards inducted her into their way of life, which prizes pleasure, compassion, community, and authenticity above all else, forcing Camas to question everything she’d believed about life, death, and dinner.

So begins Camas Davis’s funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey from knowing magazine editor to humble butcher. It’s a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France where deep artisanal craft and whole-animal gastronomy thrive despite the rise of mass-scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where Camas attempts–sometimes successfully, sometimes not–to translate much of this old-world craft and way of life into a new world setting. Along the way, Camas learns what it really means to pursue the real thing and dedicate your life to it.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available.