From Publishers Weekly
"Whether youre looking to start a book club, choose your book clubs next reading selection, find a recipe to match with a book or gather fresh food ideas, this volume can help," declare authors Gelman and Krupp, a PR consultant and an educator, respectively. To gather all that material, they contacted members of dozens of book clubs throughout the countryfrom clubs of Jewish moms in Atlanta to psychotherapists in Connecticutand quickly discovered that these chatty groups are diverse, passionate and boast an impressive camaraderie. Its logical, then, that this collaborative project offers all sorts of anecdotes and food ideas from club members and profiles of various clubs, in addition to recipes drawn from favorite books. (Short plot summaries of each suggested title are also included.) The choices range from Anna Kareninas Wild Mushrooms on Toast and Life of Pis Tandoori Shrimp to The Hourss Crab Casserole and Nickel and Dimeds Mozzarella Sticks. Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, the volume illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together. And considering that theres an estimated seven million people in America involved in book clubs these days, this should prove to be a popular volume.
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About the Author
Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp have participated in many book clubs. After taking a cooking class together, they began meeting regularly at a local sandwich shop. There, over stacks of library books, endless cups of coffee, and bagel sandwiches, The Book Club Cookbook was born.