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#TheLostFamilySupperClub Recap and Menu

  As fans of food and book bloggers, we knew they would have some creative approaches to recipes inspired by The Lost Family, author Jenna Blum‘s new novel. On June 3, we hosted #TheLostFamilySupperClub:  a gathering of eighteen bloggers at a virtual dinner party to celebrate the book’s release, sharing novel-inspired recipes and creating mouth-watering menus. It was […]

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Fresh Honeydew Melon Salad

Fresh Honeydew Melon Salad Flavored with lime juice, mint, and cilantro, this honeydew melon salad is perfect for summer parties. THE CHAPERONE Also see Laura Moriarty’s recipe: Cora’s Prohibition-Friendly Lemonade, or Louise’s Hard Lemonade In the summer of 1922, only a few years before she became a famous actress of the silent screen and an […]

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Wild Mushroom Salad, Wild Girl

The Recipe Club‘s Wild Girl Wild Mushroom Salad THE RECIPE CLUB When we first decided to write The Recipe Club, we wanted to explore the light and dark sides of friendship. We also wanted to discover how the act of writing letters and emails can create intimacy — but can also, inadvertently, fan the flames of […]

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Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Tangy Ginger Dressing

Book Club Recipes from Grace O: FoodTrients®: Age-Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Tangy Ginger Dressing A FoodTrients Book Club Menu:  Also see: Grace O’s recipes for Green Tea Noodles with Edamame and  Pear and Apple Tart  For more recipe ideas, visit No matter what your book club is reading, you can add a lot […]

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Herb Salad

Ann Mah’s Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Herb Salad KITCHEN CHINESE  I grew up in a Chinese-American home where we ate Chinese food every day. By the time I moved to China as an adult, it no longer had the power to thrill me. Like Isabelle, the main character in Kitchen Chinese, I thought I knew everything […]

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Mushroom Hunting and Anna Karenina

We’re both fans of wild mushrooms. Ever since reading the scenes of mushroom gathering in Anna Karenina while writing The Book Club Cookbook, we’ve been intrigued by the idea of mushroom hunting – with a guide. Ten years later, we set out with Erhard Wendt, master chef and culinary instructor of the Williamsville Inn in […]

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