You're on our website, so you must like books, right? We bet you also like food, too, because hey, who doesn't? Our cookbook book club meets regularly to explore different cuisines and cookbooks, and we get together every other month to taste the dishes we've made. A festive potluck meal, in other words, and we'll supply the drinks. Since we're talking recipes, here are the step-by-step instructions for participating:
- Come into Island Books ahead of time to buy a copy of the featured cookbook.
- Check out the recipes inside, test them at home, and find a favorite dish to share.
- On the appointed evening, bring what you've made to Island Books.
- Eat, drink, and be merry!
July's meeting is extra-special, as we'll be joined by Jodi Liano, the chef who holds the reins of the San Francisco Cooking School. She is also the co-author of Cooking from the Farmers' Market, this month's featured title. It's an essential resource that shows how to get the most from a trip to our own Mercer Island Farmers Market, and it includes scores of recipes that employ all the great local produce you can find there. It's the perfect kitchen companion for anyone who enjoys cooking with the seasons.
We'll start the festivities with a presentation from the author, followed by some Q&A and an autograph session, and then we'll segue into our potluck party. Bring an even bigger appetite for food and fun than usual!