Saturday, April 30, 2016

You are invited to join The Book Club Cookbook Cooking Crew in May (#thebookclubcookbookcc)

I am stepping in this month to host another round of The Book Club Cookbook CC to help out Danielle of Mostly Food and Crafts who was the scheduled host.  Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.  It happens to us all so when it does we step in and help each other out.

For those of you who are wondering what the heck I am talking about, let me explain.  Our friend, Cam of Culinary Adventures of Camilla invited 11 of us to join her on a year long journey working our way through the Book Club Cook Book by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp.  We each chose one of the books that had been used in developing this cookbook and a month that we would like to host.  Each month, the publisher, provides one of our lucky readers with their own copy of the cookbook.  You will find the raffle below.

We could choose to read the book or just read the section of the cookbook dedicated to the book.  We could make the recipe showcased in the cookbook, a recipe inspired by the words of other book clubs who had read the book and been interviewed or we could read the month's selection and make any recipe that it inspired within us.

When I hosted last October we read "The Three Junes" and had some wonderfully inspired recipes as a result.  You can see all the recipes made in my roundup post.  May's selection chosen by Danielle is 
"Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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If you would like to join us this month, we would love to have you.  It is a simple procedure.  
  1. Draw inspiration from the chosen recipe. (found below)
  2. Blog about it! It doesn't have to be a lengthy post. Just share your dish.
  3. Include a link back to the hosting blog (that's me or Danielle) somewhere in your post. Grab the logo and use it if you'd like.
  4. Your post must be current (during month). And, of course,we don't mind if your post is linked to other events. The more, the merrier.
  5. Email your entries to me at: and include:
  • Your name 
  • Your blog's name and URL
  • The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you'resubmitting
  • Attach a photo of any size (or just give me permission to"pull" one from your post)
  • Indicate #thebookclubcookbookCC in the subject line 
  • Deadline forsubmission is: May 29th so that I can post the roundup on the last day of the month.
The Cook Book offers two separate recipe selections for this novel that takes place in the Caribbean. The first is for Mojitos and the second is for a Mango, Jicama and Corn Salad.  I have chosen the Mojito recipe for this month's inspiration.

I had just shared a recipe for Mojitos a couple of weeks ago.
I was preparing for our trip to the Caribbean.
I didn't know, at that time, that I would be stepping in for Danielle.

Here is the recipe shared in the Book Club Cookbook.

source: The Book Club Cookbook

10-12 large fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons) – reserve half of the squeezed lime
2 ½ tablespoons Simple Syrup
2 ½ ounces light (golden) rum Club soda

In 12-ounce high glass, lightly mash the mint and lime juice together to extract the mint oils. Add the squeezed lime half, top with syrup, and mix well. Fill the ice and add rum. Mix again. Top with a little club soda and garnish with a mint spring.

I hope you decide to join us this month but if that is not a possibility please make sure you at least enter into the giveaway for this fun cookbook.  It begins tomorrow and goes through the month of May.

This month Danielle at Mostly Food and Crafts along with Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm, this month's co-host, are giving away a copy of the cookbook.* Enter to win a copy of the cookbook so you can join us in future months, if you wish!

One of our lucky readers - US and Canada only! - can enter to win a copy ofThe Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp, courtesy of Tarcher-Penguin. Giveaway runs from May 1st till May 31st at 6 o'clock PM, Pacific time. Please see terms and conditions in the rafflecopter widget below. Many thanks to Tarcher Books. You may find Tarcher: on the web, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest.

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*Disclosure: Danielle and Wendy received a complimentary copy of The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp as an opportunity to give a copy away. Opinions are our own. We received no further compensation for our posts.


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