A recipe for crispy salmon and rice from food writer Elissa Altman, a dish loved by her lab Addie. Addie and Elissa’s story is featured in RESCUED: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things by Peter Zheutlin (TarcherPerigee, 2017).
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Made from a light batter of butter, sugar, egg, and flour, these ring-shaped biscuits date to seventeenth-century Europe and pair with Rachel Kadish’s THE WEIGHT OF INK for a book club discussion.
A Latvian Stew recipe with pork, apricots and prunes from author Amor Towles, paired with his novel, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW.
These spring rolls — tender chunks of duck and crunchy vegetables in a soft rice wrapper with a soy dipping sauce — pair with Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel, THE EXPATRIATES.
Tender scrambled eggs with caramelized chanterelle mushrooms, a simple and satisfying fall meal, pairs with Stephanie Danler’s novel, SWEETBITTER.
This traditional Turkish baklava made with pistachios and sugar syrup brings a taste of Muslim culture to book clubs discussing Jewell Parker Rhodes’s TOWERS FALLING, about a group of young students born after 9/11 trying to discover the meaning of the attacks.
Kathy Gunst’s Provencal-Style Fish Soup from her cookbook, SOUP SWAP for #SoupSwapParty, a BookClubCookBook.com blog event (bit.ly/SoupSwapBlogParty).
An easy maple granola recipe from author Alexandra Risen paired with her memoir, UNEARTHED about digging in her garden— and into the past— and finding secrets, beauty and acceptance.
A 17th century Dutch Apple Pie (appelltaart) recipe from author Dominic Smith, paired with his novel, THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS.
Emma Donoghue, author of ROOM, imagines her character Jack enjoying this rich double-layer chocolate cake decorated with candy, for his sixth birthday.