Get Creative with Books and Bites

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.

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Book Notes

Carrie recommends:

Melissa recommends:

Bite Notes

  • 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.