The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel

The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship

byAndrea Israel, Nancy Garfinkel

Kobo ebook | December 8, 2009

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“A look at the difficulties of sustaining childhood bonds, it’s also a satisfying meditation on how nourishment for the body can replenish the soul.”

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A novel that combines the moving story of a friendship told in letters with more than 80 delicious recipes, The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel (Taking Tea) and Nancy Garfinkel (The Wine Lover’s Guide to Wine Country) is a wonderful literary banquet. A celebration of female bonding and excellent cooking—with scrumptious dishes developed by New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark—The Recipe Club will satisfy readers who previously devoured The Friday Night Knitting Club, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Title:The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and FriendshipFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 8, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins E-BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061994383

ISBN - 13:9780061994388


Rated 2 out of 5 by from The recipes are a nice touch... The recipes are a nice inclusion to this book but they aren't a necessary component to the story at all, they act as more of an aside or post script to each letter. The story follows the friendship of two girls as they grow from childhood through to adulthood and a rift that lasts several years in between. The format of the book tells the story through the series of letters and emails the two friends write to each other over their lifetime and happens to include recipes in each letter. The story is very one dimensional and focuses solely on the convoluted and difficult relationships each girl has with her individual parents and drags for about 95% of the book. Not my favorite book but the recipes are a nice touch.
Date published: 2011-12-15