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February Meeting: An Extravagant Hunger

First, let me say thank you to all who came Tuesday to watch Kings of Pastry.  We watched (sometimes on the edge of our seats) as grown men toiled, cried, and molded sugar to wear “the collar.”   For those of you who came and wanted to follow-up on Jacquy Pfeiffer, Hanson Watkins of Indie Candy sent me this link on what has happened since filming the documentary.  For those of you who could not make it Tuesday, you can request the film through the Jefferson County Library System, and the main copy is at the Hoover location.

An extravagant hunger

Up this month, is Anne Zimmerman’s look at M. F. K. Fisher’s life, loves, accolades and tragedies in An Extravagant Hunger.  The author pulls the tablecloth out from under Ms. Fisher’s bold knife and fork, and details the good, bad, and beautiful dishes that punctuated every moment of her extraordinary life.  The author adequately channels all the fire and passion M. F. K. Fisher displayed in her published writings.   Before you think you don’t have time to read this before February 12th, it is a quick and raucously good read.  I tore through it in about three days.  Maybe less.

The February meeting will be Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30pm at O’Henry’s Coffee in Brookwood Village in the loft area.  Please note the time change to 6:30pm.  Hoover Library still has a hard copy available, however, the next available copy at Mountain Brook is due back 2/5.

Next month, we’ll be getting our wine fix with Jay McInerney’s, The Juice.


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