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Culinarian Bookshop is an online community for bookish foodies looking to spice up their kitchen game and build their culinary library.  Offering a collection of fictional and non-fictional food literature for all ages. There are events for all Bookish Foodies, from monthly book club meetings and featured author events, to virtual cooking class. Cooking classes are designed to teach busy home cooks, who feel they have no time to read or cook. These classes help you to organize your time so that you can have the time to READ and COOK.
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Welcome

Dear Friends and Family,

Success begins in the kitchen. With a proper meal you’re fueled for the day’s adventures. Learning to cook for yourself can save you money and improve your health physically and mentally.  Who knows, you may even be one of the centenarians of your generation!  It would be difficult to argue that knowing where your food comes from and how to prepare it is quite powerful.

If you learn to cook for others, you’ll never be lonely and you’ll always have a gift to share. Therefore, get ready to explore a flavorful world and dive right into your next or maybe your first, food journey.  Do not fear the flames of the stove or the sharp knife edge, for with a few books in hand you’ll be armed to Live Spicy and COOK!

Cheers,

Emely

About Me

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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!

Recent Reviews

Homicide and Halo-Halo bookcover

Homicide and Halo-Halo

Death at a beauty pageant turns Tita Rosie's Kitchen upside down in the latest entry of this witty and humorous cozy mystery series by Mia P. Manansala. Things are heating up for Lila Macapagal. Not in her love life, which she insists on keeping nonexistent despite the attention of two very eligible bachelors. Or her professional life, since she can't bring herself to open her new café after the unpleasantness that occurred a few months ago at her aunt's Filipino restaurant, Tita Rosie's Kitchen. No, things are heating up quite literally, since summer, her least favorite season, has just started. To add to her feelings of sticky unease, Lila's little town of Shady Palms has resurrected the Miss Teen Shady Palms Beauty Pageant, which she won many years ago—a fact that serves as a wedge between Lila and her cousin slash rival, Bernadette. But when the head judge of the pageant is murdered and Bernadette becomes the main suspect, the two must put aside their differences and solve the case

book cover The last Chinese Chef

The Last Chinese Chef

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This alluring novel of friendship, love, and cuisine brings the best-selling author of Lost in Translation and A Cup of Light to one of the great Chinese subjects: food. As in her previous novels, Mones's captivating story also brings into focus a changing China -- this time the hidden world of high culinary culture. When Maggie McElroy, a widowed American food writer, learns of a Chinese paternity claim against her late husband's estate, she has to go immediately to Beijing. She asks her magazine for time off, but her editor counters with an assignment: to profile the rising culinary star Sam Liang. In China Maggie unties the knots of her husband's past, finding out more than she expected about him and about herself. With Sam as her guide, she is also drawn deep into a world of food rooted in centuries of history and philosophy. To her surprise she begins to be transformed by the cuisine, by Sam's family -- a querulous but loving pack of cooks and diners -- and most of all by Sam hims

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Demons Well-Seasoned

Dare to Believe in Your Power... A long-lost grandmother. A stay-at-home mom. A comic book fan. A five-year-old girl with a star-shaped birthmark. And nine more. The cast is bigger, the stakes are higher. When Sarita's grandmother, a Vodou priestess, foresees a terrible evil, Cynthia, Jane, Angela, and Rohini reunite on a heart-rending mission to save all that's precious to them, including the iconic ship, the RMS Queen Mary. They cannot do it alone--the priestess tells them there must be "thirteen on the night of the thirteenth moon" in this life-or-death pursuit. Yet, can she be trusted? Spiced with history and the supernatural, Demons, Well-Seasoned takes us from 1930s Glasgow, to New Orleans and Harlem in the 1950s, to present day southern California, and back again, on a metaphysical voyage that is both exhilarating and poignant. But before you embark upon this final sail with the denizens of The Secret Spice, be warned: expect to lose sleep, and keep tissues at hand. These valian

Spells and Oregano book cover

Spells and Oregano

A mother desperate to save her twin sons, a war veteran in torment, a beautiful young psychic with a terrible secret, a powerful magician with a shattered soul, and a Queen steeped in history and glory. These extraordinary beings cross paths and set off a remarkable chain of events in Spells and Oregano: Book II in The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy. Overcome by despair after a trauma when she was sixteen, Sarita Taylor has spent the past ten years isolated and lonely aboard her beloved RMS Queen Mary. Fearful of outsiders, she dedicates her time to managing The Secret Spice Café, now an award-winning restaurant. Until Luca Miceli, a man with a dark past, steps on board. Patricia V. Davis deftly spins past and present, mystery and magic, into a potent story of passionate longing and family tragedy all at once. Spells and Oregano is a compelling tale of atonement, devotion, and undying love, set aboard one of the world's most magnificent, haunted ships. Don’t miss Cooking for Ghosts: Book I

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Cooking for Ghosts

Do hearts broken long ago forever leave a tangible trace? A Vegas cocktail waitress. An Indian herbalist. A British chemistry professor. An Italian-American widow. Four unique women with one thing in common: each is haunted by a tragedy from her past. Cynthia, Rohini, Jane, and Angela meet on a food blogging site and bond over recipes. They decide on impulse to open The Secret Spice, an elegant café on the magnificent ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary, currently a floating hotel in Long Beach, California. Rich in history and tales of supernatural occurrences, the ship hides her own dark secrets. The women are surrounded by ghosts long before they step aboard, but once they do, nothing is quite what it seems. Not the people they meet, not their brooding chef's mystic recipes, and not the Queen Mary herself. Yet the spirits they encounter help them discover that there's always a chance to live, as long as one is alive. Nominated for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Fi