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PAIRING FOOD AND LITERATURE: TIPS FOR BOOK CLUBS

You've got the readers, you've got the book, now you just need the menu! Check out these tips on how to add some flavor to your book club gatherings


Have the snacks come to you!
Flavorful tea, delicious recipes and good books - it's all here! We're giving you a Celestial Seasonings Tea Gift Basket and a copy of The Book Club Cookbook to bring to your next meeting. We'll select a new winner each week so don't forget to enter!



Writer's Recipes
You're not the only ones who love to cook, eat and read! Some of our Random House Reader's Circle authors know the value of a home-cooked meal

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout

Olive loves her sweets, and refuses to give up her favorite snack because it's "unhealthy." Try out her doughnut recipe and see for yourself!


Cooking With My Sisters
by Adriana Trigiani

"My four sisters and I love to read and we love to entertain. This book shares the Trigiani family treasure that inspires both passions: the recipes that were handed down to us and the stories that have sustained and enriched us." -Adriana Trigiani




Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook
by Fannie Flagg

Ever wondered just what those fried green tomatoes taste like? Fannie gives us the recipe to her most famous dish (and book) in this collection of Southern recipes.



Rosewater and Soda Bread
by Marsha Mehran

Filled with mouthwatering recipes and enchanting details of life in Ireland. Try out a recipe from the novel:

Rosetachio ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
3 tablespoons rosewater
Pistachios, shelled and chopped


Scoop three large balls of vanilla ice cream into a serving dish. Drizzle with rosewater and sprinkle with a handful of pistachios. Eat barefooted, sitting in a patch of clover leaves.



The Book Lover's Cookbook
by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Jensen

Recipes inspired by celebrated works of literature and the passages that feature them!