February: Cherries in Winter

Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard TimesThis month we’re reading Cherries in Winter: My Family’s Recipe for Hope in Hard Times by Suzan Colón, a writer and editor who lost her dream job at a national magazine during the recession of 2008. On a tight budget, she started to cook at home, and turned to family recipes that gave her much more than dollar-stretching meals. This book is her memoir of learning to live through hard times, with recipes (some of them, funny just because they’re so real—such as “attempted split pea soup”).

Come ready for a potluck: Bring a dish based on a family recipe you love. And come ready to share stories, too—it’s a safe bet that you can’t help but be inspired to do so. We’ll meet on Tuesday, February 8, at 6pm, at LivonFifth, 2201 5th Avenue South in Birmingham (the green building next to Workplay).



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7 responses to “February: Cherries in Winter

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  2. Hello Birmingham Foodies,
    Thank you so much for choosing my book as this month’s selection–I am truly honored!
    I hope all of you enjoy “Cherries in Winter,” and if you’d like me to be involved in your book group meeting in any way, please let me know. I’ve Skyped in on book group meetings before, which is great fun, and I’ve also met with people in online chat rooms.
    Thank you again, and happy reading!
    All the best,
    Suzan Colón
    Author of “Cherries in Winter”

  3. Leslie Viles

    Embark on an epicurean adventure as the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival showcases the flavors of the world. Explore marketplaces featuring regional foods and wines, learn from renowned chefs and winemakers at special programs and demonstrations, and sample the finest cuisine from around the globe. Plus, be sure to savor the sizzling sounds of the “Eat to the Beat” concert series that stars a stellar line-up of popular musical acts!

    I would love to book a Disneyworld trip for your group.



    Event Dates:
    September 30 – November 13, 2011


  4. Hallie

    Where is the meeting? I would love to join you –

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