Join the discussion on the last Sunday of the month. I’m also going to open the shop up for those that might like to come in person – with social distancing of course! We’ll also have Zoom available, please let me know if you feel more comfortable with this option. 

This month we’re going to be reading “Notes from a Young Black Chef” by Kwame Onwuachi. By the time he was 27, Kwame Onwuachi had opened – and closed – one of the most talked about restaurants in America. he had sold drugs in New York and been shipped off to rural Nigeria to “learn respect”. He had launched his own catering company with $20,000 made from selling candy on the subway and starred on Top Chef. Through it all, his love of food and cooking remained a constant, even when, as a young chef, he was forced to grapple with just how unwelcoming the food world can be for people of color. In this inspirational memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, he shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age; a powerful, heartfelt, and shockingly honest account of chasing your dreams – even when they don’t turn out as you expected.

Copies are available for purchase in the bookshop.

 

 

Book club is going to get back on its normal schedule for July, the last Sunday of the month. I’m also going to open the shop up for those that might like to come in person – with social distancing of course! But, wow, that seems like forever from now and so much can change! We’ll also have Zoom available as well. We’ll play it by ear :-).

This month we’re going to be reading “Sweetbitter” by Stephanie Danler. Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.

Taking orders now, so let me know if you’d like a copy!

March’s selection is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that’s better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available. RSVP’s are helpful so we know who to expect.

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos during the week? Hang out with us on Friday mornings and have fun with the kids. Kiddos will definitely have a good time at this morning of crafts, books, and snack creation!

Please note that registration is required for this event to ensure we have enough supplies for all of our guests.

Cost – $5 per family

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

Due to the health issues surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Play Thyme for March are cancelled. Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos during the week? Hang out with us on Friday mornings and have fun with the kids. Kiddos will definitely have a good time at this morning of crafts, books, and snack creation!

Please note that registration is required for this event to ensure we have enough supplies for all of our guests.

Cost – $5 per family

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

At this time we’ve decided to cancel this class. Please check back for a rescheduled time. Thanks!

 

Come learn about Pork! You’ll learn about the different cuts, what they cost and how to cook them. Along with that, Hillary will be cooking all of it, from simple pork chops and roasts to a fancy butterflied and stuffed chop! With the leftovers, Hillary will show you how to make some quick and crowd-pleasing sandwiches. Come join us!

Space is limited to 8 participants.

Please note that while we are unable to serve wine, you are welcome to bring your own bottle to enjoy during the event.

Cost – $65 per person

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

 

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos during the week? Hang out with us on Friday mornings and have fun with the kids. Kiddos will definitely have a good time at this morning of crafts, books, and snack creation!

Please note that registration is required for this event to ensure we have enough supplies for all of our guests.

Cost – $5 per family

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos during the week? Hang out with us on Friday mornings and have fun with the kids. Kiddos will definitely have a good time at this morning of crafts, books, and snack creation!

Please note that registration is required for this event to ensure we have enough supplies for all of our guests.

Cost – $5 per family

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

Get out of the house and come hang out with us in the shop! Kiddos will definitely have a good time at this morning of crafts, books, and snack creation!

Please note that registration is required for this event to ensure we have enough supplies for all of our guests.

Cost – $5 per family

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

February’s selection is Jello-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom 

In 1899, Allie Rowbottom’s extended family bought the patent to Jell-O for $450. The sale would turn out to be one of the most profitable business deals n American History, and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege- but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments.

More than 100 years later, Rowbottom’s mother, Mary, began obsessively researching her family’s past, determined to understand and combat what she had come to consider the “Jell-O curse”. Before she died, Mary passed her research along to Rowbottom, in the hope that her daughter might someday write what she could not. Jell-O Girls is the liberation of that story.

A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in its long shadow, Jell-O Girls is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love, and loss.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available. RSVP’s are helpful so we know who to expect.