Digest: A food and book club | Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen

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Our book club is an ever-morphing entity, but one thing remains constant—it’s all about the food. Monthly meetings will center on food-related books, from cookbooks to books about food. The format will change each month—some meetings will involve straightforward discussion over wine, while others will double as hands-on cooking classes. A new host will choose the book for each meeting, and we’ll let that book choice inspire the format for each meeting.

July 2015
Host:   Claire Jennings
Book:  Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin

Laurie Colwin was an author and editor for Gourmet who died suddenly at 48 of a heart attack. She wrote several novels and short stories, but Home Cooking is a series of essays on cooking for yourself and friends, both disasters and successes.

Our host this month is Claire Jennings, who wants to use Colwin's writings as a jumping off point to discuss our own histories with home cooking. How did we learn our way around the kitchen and what are your touchstones for entertaining? Bring your most hilarious disaster stories, and maybe some good easy recipes, to share.