Monthly Archives: June 2010

July: What We Eat When We Eat Alone

What do you eat when no one’s looking? Do you grab a spoon and a jar of incredible chocolate hazelnut spread? (I would never, ever, ever do that…) Pasta with a mound of Parmesan? A bowl of cereal for dinner… or an omelet and a glass of wine? The perfect grilled cheese sandwich with a side of tomato soup? Maybe more than a few slices of Benton’s bacon?

For our July selection, we’re reading something light: What We Eat When We Eat Alone, a book by Deborah Madison (she’s the California cook, writer, teacher, and culinary consultant who brought the world Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone) with sketches by her husband, Patrick McFarlin. The book started when Patrick began asking people what they eat when they’re alone to break the ice with new friendships. The answers are always revealing. Sometimes funny, sometimes strange, and often something we can relate to.

We’ll meet Tuesday, July 13th at 6pm, at Tina Artman’s home (please email foodiebookclub AT me DOT com for address and directions).  place to be determined. You’ll get a 20 percent discount if you buy your book from Alabama Booksmith and mention you’re with the Foodie Book Club.

…And yes. I wanna know what you eat when you eat alone.

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