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Cooking Up a Plot: Great Books About Food with Donna Raskin

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4 Sessions via Zoom Fridays, 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT March 5 to June 4, 2021

The ‘With Books’ option includes all titles required for this group at a 15% discount.

Meeting Dates:
3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4

A wonderful book, a delicious meal, a relaxing cocktail, and stimulating conversation. We will read Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, High Bonnet by Idwal Jones, Butter Honey Bread Pig by Francesca Ekwuyasi and The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine by Steven Rinella. Our discussions will focus on writing styles and information about each author, as well as the focus on food as sustenance, symbol, and means of expression. We hope everyone will create a dish whose recipe they can share with others. Serving yourself cocktails, beer, or wine during the conversation is encouraged!


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  • Donna Raskin

    Donna Raskin

    Donna Raskin

    Donna Raskin loves to talk about books and never turns down a cocktail! She is an adjunct professor of writing, history, and literature at The College of New Jersey, and is the author of numerous non-fiction books. She is furiously trying to finish her first novel, which is due to an agent this spring.