September books boast a variety of intriguing book-inspired drinks and dishes!
Authors' bookish menus include Nigerian Yoruba honey bean cakes, mango cheesecake, chicken and waffles, German cakes, healthy salads, "pastraminator" sandwiches, home-baked bread and cookies, and a magical cup of "whimsy."
Country music and Food Network star Trisha Yearwood shares family favorite recipes and stories in her new cookbook Trisha's Kitchen —and we'll feature her sensational "sky-high" biscuit recipe!
Book clubs asked for—and authors Lisa Jewell and Kevin Wilson responded with—food pairings for their novels!
After yet another accidental—and very public—display of magic, perpetual loner Persephone May travels to the strange and mystical Wile Isle to pay a visit to the one friend she has managed to keep in the hopes of finally finding the answers she has been searching for.
Alex Turner and his Russian diamond thief lover Lily are thrust into a chase across the Arctic diamond fields, and dodging Chinese assassins while struggling with the personal betrayals that torment their passionate affair in the sequel to The Russian Pink.
After more than twenty-six years as a Special Agent with the FBI, Kathy Stearman recounts the global experiences that shaped her life—and the mixed feelings she now holds about the sacrifices she had to make to survive in a man’s world.
A story of human connectedness and hope, by turns heartbreaking and humorous, with a message that change is possible, that forgiveness can be freely given, and that life, though imperfect, is worth embracing.
Novel Noshes: Ask the Author
Authors Share Book-Inspired Fare
Book club members often request food pairing ideas for reading selections, and when possible, we reach out to authors on their behalf.
Have a question for an author about a recipe, book club food pairing, or food reference?Contact us. Also see Novel Noshes, menu ideas from authors and book clubs, and Author Recipes. Here are a few recent queries and responses!
"Can you suggest food to serve with a discussion of Lisa Jewell's thriller, Then She Was Gone?"
-Kendal, Decatur, Alabama
From Lisa Jewell:
"You could use something Eritrean (re Laurel and Floyd's first date?) Or carrot cake?
Also Laurel cooks Floyd a jambalaya I seem to recall when he comes to hers for dinner."
"Can you suggest a menu for Kevin Wilson's novel Nothing to See Here?
-Beth, Spokane, Washington
From Kevin Wilson: "When Lillian sees Madison again, there are tiny tea sandwiches, which Lillian can't stop eating, and sweet tea. Later, Lillian asks the cook, Mary, for a bacon sandwich (and the children eat bologna sandwiches in the pool). Pop-Tarts and ice cream are treats for the kids.
"But maybe the best thing to make in preparation for discussing Nothing to See Here is a dessert that you set on fire, such as Baked Alaska or Bananas Foster. Or something even more fun, have little kitchen blowtorches and let each person caramelize their own crème brûlée. I'm a big fan of food that you can set on fire. Even just marshmallows around a campfire would be nice."
GalleyMatch Book Clubs Suggest
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