Book Club Reading List
My Kitchen and the Magic Behind It
Hey guys! As a Bookworm Cook, cookbooks and food stories are my pot de crème. Culinarian Bookshop was born out of love for Food Literature and Playful Cooking. Here you’ll find thoughtfully curated Fiction and Non-Fiction books related to food, along with hands-on cooking events. Join me in discovering delicious recipes, life stories told with food lenses, and all things to help you READ, COOK, and EAT like a true Bookish Foodie!
Local and Sustainable
Free Food for Millionaires
Casey Han’s four years at Princeton gave her many things, “But no job and a number of bad habits.” Casey’s parents, who live in Queens, are Korean immigrants working in a dry cleaner, desperately trying to hold on to their culture and their identity. Their daughter, on the other hand, has entered into rarified American society via scholarships. But after graduation, Casey sees the reality of having expensive habits without the means to sustain them. As she navigates Manhattan, we see her life and the lives around her, culminating in a portrait of New York City and its world of haves and have-nots. FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES offers up a fresh exploration of the complex layers we inhabit both in society and within ourselves. Inspired by 19th century novels such as Vanity Fair and Middlemarch, Min Jin Lee examines maintaining one’s identity within changing communities in what is her remarkably assured debut.
season: a year of wine country food, farming, family, and friends
This book can be appreciated by locals and visitors of Sonoma County. Being a local myself, who loves to cook and grow my own food, I absolutely admire the work put into the creation of, Season: a year of wine county food, farming, family & friends, by Justin Wangler, Tracey Shepos Cenami, and Tucker Taylor. Together, they truly captured the seasonality of this region through wonderfully written recipes.
The Bookshop Book
In a time when travel is not ideal, we explore the world in other ways. One easily attainable way is to pick up a book and adventure through the pages that lead you in story. One book, The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell, speaks dearly to my bookworm heart, as it led me through the different continents and into the lives of bookstore owners and various authors, too. Intertwined bookish facts and beautifully written prose draw you into the core drive of booksellers and booklovers. As an introvert who loves to read, and a dreamer who gets lost in the possibilities of a life surrounded by book bindings, various typefaces, and stories for everyone, I greatly enjoyed this book.
As you read through each story, you really get insight into the bookselling industry from past times and into the questionable future of independent bookstores.