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.
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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.
A recipe paired with RESCUE ROAD: ONE MAN, THIRTY THOUSAND DOGS, AND A MILLION MILES ON THE LAST HOPE HIGHWAY by Peter Zheutlin (Sourcebooks, 2015). His wife Adella’s Bacon Brownies are one of Greg Mahle’s favorites – a sweet taste of home that helps pass the miles during Greg’s long and physically demanding job bring dogs from the south to the north on Rescue Road Trips.