Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Readers Guild gets foodie in February! (plus a book giveaway)

Our first gathering of the Endicott area IAM Readers Guild happened last night.  And it was good.  I'll post some bits of our [brilliant] conversation in the next couple of days, but for now, a thanks to Erin McMahon for hosting us in her lovely home and for all of you who read and thought and persevered and questioned.  Certainly, Silence was a good place for us to start.

February's title is written by author/chef/Episcopalian priest Robert Farrar Capon.  From the back cover:
...this surprising and thought-provoking treatise on everything from prayer to poetry to puff pastry...Supper of the Lamb...talks about festal and ferial cooking, emerging as an inspirational voice extolling the benefits and wonders of old-fashioned home cooking in a world of fast food and prepackaged cuisine.
They had me at prayer, poetry and puff pastry.

Robert Farrar Capon

Since the book includes a wealth of recipes to inspire the Julie Powell's among us, it was decided --with no uncertainty -- that the Readers Guild will be reading in the kitchen this month.  And bringing our samples to the next gathering.

Here's the scoop:

  • Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Erin McMahon's house, 3619 Watson Blvd., Endwell
  • please RSVP to Tamara at this blog or at livingpalm1ATgmailDOTorg
  • bring: your book, (purchase here or here),  a discussion guide (download here), a beverage or snack to share.

And, while you're clicking around the interweb, stop by here to sign up for IAM's mailing list.

Want a chance to get February's book for free?  I've got one to give away!  Add a comment to this post by letting me know you plan to read the book in February and I'll draw a name on Monday morning, February 1.    

Also, if you read January's book but couldn't attend the meeting, I'd love to hear your thoughts!  You can post them as a comment on one of the blog posts about the book or you can email them to me at livingpalm1ATgmailDOTcom

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