Slow Food Book Club – May 7, 2017
Private home in Manoa 11 am – 1 pm
The launch of the Slow Food O’ahu Book Club was a success with the reading, talking, and eating around our first book, Tender is the Bone. We are now ready for our second meeting and the group hopes to offer a rotating book club event every quarter, with the members at the club choosing the book for the next reading. The meeting will be held on May 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a home in Manoa.
The group has selected another book of food memoirs, The Sweet Life in Paris, by David Lebovitz. Here’s an excerpt from David himself…
Like so many others, I dreamed about living in Paris ever since I first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, I moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all my worldly belongings into three suitcases, I arrived, hopes high, at my new apartment in Paris. But I soon discovered it’s a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men’s footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything, to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is my story of how I came to fall in love with-and even understand-this glorious, yet quirky city.
The Sweet Life in Paris was a finalist in the Best Literary Writing category, in the 2010 Cuisinart/International Association of Culinary Professionals awards.
The cost for participation is $5. To sign up go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
slow-food-book-club-tickets- 33058684415. Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share over lunch and discussion — better yet if it is Parisian or French. Coffee will be provided by the host.
If you cannot attend the event but are interested in being placed on the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.