A Readable Feast - A Cookbook Book Group

A Readable Feast meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Registration is required to attend this program.
For more information on this unique book group, call 401-783-8254, or email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org
Cookbooks and Chefs for 2017 and 2018

Thursday December 14th
Cookbooks by Alice Waters
  • The Art of Simple Food

         1.  Lemon Curd- pg. 199 (Jerry)
         2.  Tortilla Soup- pg. 252 (Erika)
         3.  Beef Stew- pg. 136 (Elaine)
         4.  Cauliflower Salad with Olives and Capers- pg. 247 (Ruth)
         5.  Ginger Snaps- pg. 206 (Shirley)
        6.  Cranberry Upside Down Cake- pg. 369 (Cindy)
         7.  Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad- pg. 320 (Mark)
         8.  Italian Meatballs with Tomato Sauce- pg 353 (Peter)
         9.  Flan- pg. 372 (Elizabeth)
        10. Carrot Soup- pg. 70 (Rich)

  • The Art of Simple Food II

       11.  Sour Cherry Pie- pg. 251 (Kristina)
       12.  Blueberry and Poppyseed Butter Cake- pg.276 (Britta)
       13.  Blood Orange and Golden Beet Salad- pg. 317 (Brandi)
       14.  Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic- pg. 57 (Cynthia)

Wednesday December 20th, 6:30 pm
Holiday Cookie Swap

        1.   Almond Crescents (Mark)
       2Coffee Shortbread Cookies (Cynthia)
       3.  Chocolate Chip Cookies (Kristina)
        4.  Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies (Britta)
Jam Thumbprints (Erika)

        6.  Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies (Anna)
7.  Molasses Spice Cookies with Rum Glaze (Ruth)
        8.  Almond Slices (Julie)

Thursday January 11th
Tapas and Spanish Food Cookbooks
  • Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain  By: Penelope Casas

  • Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America  By: Jose Andres
        1. Rice and Milk, Mieres-style- pg. 155 (Britta)

  • Spanish Made Simple: foolproof Spanish recipes for everyday  By: Omar Allibhoy
        2. Salad of Avocado, Lettuce, Butternut Squash, and Walnuts- pg. 128 (Britta)

  • Spain: recipes and traditions from the verdant hills of the Basque country to the coastal waters of Andalucia  By: Jeff Koehler

Thursday February 8th
Moroccan, Persian, & Middle Eastern Cookbooks
  • Honey and Co.: The Cookbook By: Sarit Packer
  • Taste of Persia: a cook's travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan By: Naomi Duguid
  • Mourad: new Moroccan By: Mourad Lahlou
  • The New Persian Kitchen By: Louisa Shafia
Thursday March 8th
Cookbooks by Martha Stewart 
  • Martha's American Food: a celebration of our nation's most treasured dishes, from coast to coast
  • Martha Stewart's Cooking School: lessons and recipes for the home cook
Thursday April 12th
Brunch Cookbooks
  • Bubby's Brunch Cookbook: recipes and menus from New York's favorite comfort food restaurant By: Ron Silver
  • Gale Gand's Brunch! : 100 fantastic recipes for the weekends best meal By: Gale Gand
  • Sweet Mornings: 125 sweet and savory breakfast and brunch recipes By: Patty Pinner
Thursday May 10th
Irish Cookbooks
  • Real Irish Food: 150 classic recipes from the old country By: David Bowers
  • The Farmette Cookbook: recipes and adventures from my life on and Irish farm By: Imen McDonnel
Thursday June 14th 
Jewish Cookbooks by Joan Nathan
  • King Solomon's Table: a culinary exploration of Jewish cooking from around the world
  • Jewish Cooking in America 
  • The Foods of Israel Today
For a complete list of cookbooks we'll be using in 2018, please visit the link below:

2018 Themes & Cookbooks