Food and Wine
“ Flaking florentine rounds,' he whispered. 'Peaches in snow-cream.' 'No,' she murmured. 'No more.' 'Meat pies. Mutton balls topped with spinach and walnuts and cumin ground fine...' 'You have no cumin. Mister Fanshawe told me this morning.' 'We have no mutton either,' he said. 'Nor walnuts until next autumn.' The larders were less than half full, he knew. As Christmas drew near the stores sank lower. They would serve spiced cider in place of wine, John told the kitchen. Cold sallets of of sorrel, ...more ”
“ The wines were great, and better by the minute, even as the drinkers softened. Just as wines opened at the table, so the friends' thirst changed. Their tongues were not so keen, but curled, delighted, as the wines deepened. Nick's Latour was a classic Bordeaux, perfumed with black currant and cedar, perfectly balanced, never overpowering, too genteel to call attention to itself, but too splendid to ignore. Raj's Petrus, like Raj himself, more flamboyant, flashier, riper, ravishing the tongue. An ...more ”
[close] we need to come up with a name for our book-club....main aim to read a book and join for drinks, chats and a book discussion ona regular interval..this will be updated after our first get-together...
3 members, last active 8 years ago
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club i…more
[close] "Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We have welcomed worldwide members from over 171 countries; we are a large international group which spans the globe. Discussions: Bentley leads The Splendid and the Vile (Buddy Read); Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir by Madeleine K. Albright (BOTM), The Great Influenza by John M. Barry and Noah Feldman's book - The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President, White Fragility, Salt and The Federalist Papers - a long term offering continues. The Ghost on the Throne by James Romm - led by Vicki continues. Free Book Offer soon to History Book Club members - stay tuned for details - North America offering - "for HBC members only" Become a Free Reader (only at the HBC) - we will tell you how and we are currently Free Reading Salt and The Threat- next Hoover. Also White Fragility and Stamped. and the classic Faces at the Bottom of the Well and The Room where it Happened. Find Challenges for the Two Koreas, Ireland, Japan here - You can scroll through them and join the challenge that interests you.
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Welcome to Sip and Bake Book Club! Join us as we learn new recipes, bake, and drink wine! Each s…more
[close] Welcome to Sip and Bake Book Club! Join us as we learn new recipes, bake, and drink wine! Each season we will highlight recipes from several cook/bake books and pair them with wines from several vineyards. Let's Sip and Bake responsibly!
1 member, last active 52 days ago
Join author Whitney Gaskell as she discusses her new book, TABLE FOR SEVEN. This group will run …more
[close] Join author Whitney Gaskell as she discusses her new book, TABLE FOR SEVEN. This group will run April 15 - May 15, 2013.
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