Food and Friendship Confection
Two teenage girls with a passion for cooking and a deep emotional attachment to one another
Two mothers, misguided and troubled
One father, devoted and loyal
One other father, manipulative and secretive
Stir all together and simmer for three decades
Result: Read The Recipe Club to discover!
A novel of food and friendship, The Recipe Club is the story of two lifelong friends whose passion for cooking binds them together as children and sustains them through the decades. While Lilly Stone and Val Rudman are polar opposites in many respects – Lilly dreams of a life on stage, belting songs into a microphone, while Val plans to parlay her math and science skills into work as a physician or research scientist – they come together over a shared love of cooking. Their exclusive Recipe Club becomes a way to share intimate hopes, dreams and experiences (along with their favorite recipes). This bond sustains them through the decades, as they grow up, attend college, fall in love, and deal with the emotional complexities of their flawed families and a deeply guarded secret.
The Recipe Club is a fun and frothy read, rather like sitting down with a plate of the Homemade Moon Pie Cookies the girls cook up (to commemorate the original moon walk back in 1969). This epistolary novel is garnished throughout with dozens of delicious recipes, each one appropriately themed to the storyline.
Co-authored by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel, the book definitely evokes the flavor and spice of friendship, and the way it mellows over the years. The Recipe Club is comfort food for the heart and body, served up in a beautifully designed book with lots of sweet surprises inside.
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Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel will interviewed by Book Club Girl on Blog Talk Radio on November 3, 2010 at 7pm. Here’s the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/book-club-girl/2010/11/03/andrea-israel-nancy-garfinkel-discuss-the-recipe-c.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to read this book!
I’ve seen this one around — I can’t wait to pick this up!
Sounds very comforting! I do like books about cooking and food (Ruth Reichl being my favourite foodie author).
I have worked for years to incorporate cooking into a novel. I think it takes a very special touch.
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I so want to read this one!
I love epistolary novels and this one certainly sounds like a lot of fun! I’m glad you enjoyed it – thanks for being on the tour.