Books & Bites Podcast, Episode 26
Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. On this episode, we discuss the JCPL book club’s April read, The Library Book by Susan Orlean. We also share what to read next.
- Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg
- Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
- The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
- The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by The Library of Congress
- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
- Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy
- Ninety Percent of Everything : Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George
Pair The Library Book with one of these flaming citrus recipes that will allow you to satisfy your inner arsonist:
- Put a torch to your morning grapefruit with the 1980s Grapefruit Brûlée.
- A Beverly Hills bartender created the drink the Flame of Love for Dean Martin in 1970. Frank Sinatra apparently loved it so much, he ordered one for the entire bar.
Get ready for summer and pair Killers of the Flower Moon with this recipe for a Fresh Summer Salad with an Indigenous Twist from Tocabe, a restaurant in Denver owned by two members of the Osage Tribe.
Check out The River Cottage Fish Book: The Definitive Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Fish and Shellfish by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher for all you need to know to buy and cook fish and shellfish like the ones swimming around Rose George’s ship on her way from Rotterdam to Singapore.