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Novel Cuisine Archive

Join us on Sunday, May 4 at 1 pm for a cooking class on mushrooms and a discussion of the excellent and very readable new book, “The Mushroom Hunters” by Langdon Cook. The author will be joining the class by telephone! Langdon Cook is an accomplished mushroom hunter and cook who investigated the murky, off-the-grid […]

For four years, Kitchen Conservatory has offered a culinary book club. It is so much fun; I hope that you will consider joining us! We read, discuss, and eat. The book club meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon at Kitchen Conservatory.¬†We have read all kinds of books relating to food: memoirs, biographies, history, […]

Everyone is so excited about the movie Julie and Julia and the book Julie and Julia that we have added another session of our sold-out “Julie and Julia” cooking class on September 13. Once a month, we offer a book club cooking class, “Novel Cuisine,” in which the class reads a book, then we discuss […]

Today, the Kitchen Conservatory culinary book club’s topic is The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. The author, Laura Schenone, will be calling in to join the discussion! This very interesting book covers an Italian-American family’s recipe for ravioli and the search for the original recipe in Italy. Pictured here is cheese ravioli made by hand-rolling […]

The Culinary Book Club at Kitchen Conservatory (anyone is welcome to sign up and join us) is currently reading an especially good book. Over the last two years, we have read, discussed, and eaten from novels, memoirs, histories, and food politics and science. September’s selection is “Tastes Like Cuba,” a memoir by Eduardo Machado. What […]

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The culinary book club, “Novel Cuisine,” met this afternoon for an enjoyable feast and discussion. The chosen book, “The Perfectionist,” had some admirers and others who said that reading it was “like eating dry toast.” The cooking part of the class did not include dry toast, but a tasting of French food in the early […]

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