Books & Bites Podcast, Episode 17
Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. On this episode, we talk about creativity, creative types, and creative books.
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
- At Home on the Range by Margaret Yardley Potter
- France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child by Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt
- Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes
- The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delaney Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 by Molly Peacock
- Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
- The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
- A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney (out in September 2018)
- Take France is a Feast along for a picnic or a roofnic with Almond Feta Cheese with Herb Oil. If you’re feeling more ambitious, the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking recommends cold quiche for picnics. The Fresh Tomato Quiche with Anchovies and Olives sounds particularly enticing.
- Fresh oysters, a cold beer, and Tom Petty are the perfect way to while away an afternoon, especially at JB’s Fish Camp in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
- A book about a paper garden requires a floral cake, and Orange Blossom and Honey Polenta Cake sounds like just the thing.
- Allie Brosh tells a tale about eating a fancy cake meant for her grandfather’s birthday–in its entirety. Check out this fancy Almond and Apricot Wedding Cake that Martha Stewart made for Julia Child on the show Baking with Julia.
- Alice in A Blade So Black loves shrimp scampi and Michael Ruhlman’s Tomato Water Pasta is a similarly bright, creamy, tomato-y pasta that is perfect for tomato season.