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Recipes for Your Book Group

In The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends, Lynne and Sally take you on escapades for a deeply pleasurable experience. They want you to head to different neighborhoods and markets, gather up ingredients, and embrace new cooking techniques and flavors that will carry over into your everyday meals. Check out the free recipes we’ve posted – they will spice up your book group discussion of Moni Mohsin’s novel Duty Free. Tell us about your favorite book group book / food combo for the chance to win a copy of The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends!

In Bhutan, emadatse is a bit like making red sauce is around my Italian side of the family. Everyone has their own slightly different ‘secret,’ and everyone thinks theirs is the best! This recipe comes from my friend Karma Dem of Good Karma Catering, who grew up in the Haa district of Bhutan. Try it only if you dare!

Thankfully, your husband didn’t notice your new designer purse. And when he asked what “the girls” were reading this week, you pulled the “Edgar Allan Poe” card out of your sleeve. You were inspired, of course, by the Amontillado-based buck served at the last, ah, “discussion.” It’s good you’ve been getting a lot of practice bluffing—because what happens at Book Club, stays at Book Club.

Born in Italy, Giada was raised in Los Angeles by a gregarious Italian family. While her grandmother, aunt, and mother brought her up on generations-old recipes, Giada also became enamored with the bright and clean flavors of California’s abundant seasonal fruits and vegetables. Giada at Home presents recipes from both traditions, all with Giada’s signature style. We’re delighted to share a delicious recipe for pea pesto crostini – perfect finger food for your book group!

In 1987, Rita Golden Gelman, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter—against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter. Now Gelman includes her own adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of their travels.

Jillian Michaels has been helping millions of people become hotter and healthier without their having to obsess over food or exercise. The key is ditching fad diets and chemical-filled Franken-foods in order to optimize your metabolic function and maximize your overall health. Jillian understands that your life is busy and your time is precious. The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook delivers simple, great-tasting meals with minimal ingredients that can be made in thirty minutes or less. Download Jillian’s recipe for guacamole – perfect for book group meetings and healthy snacktime anytime.