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St. Johns Reads – Book Lovers Book Club via Zoom: “Buttermilk Graffiti” by Chef Edward Lee

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Join our Book Lovers Book Club, hosted by Anne and Trinh, by attending our monthly in-person or monthly Zoom meeting! Online RSVPs are required to receive the Zoom link for the Zoom meetings. Registrants for the Zoom meetings will receive the Zoom link one day before the meeting. A Zoom account is required to participate:  get one for free at www.zoom.us. Please call our library at (904) 827-6950 if you need assistance with your online RSVP. New members are always welcome at both meetings and being a SJCPLS card holder or St. Johns County resident is not required to participate!

Come celebrate St Johns Reads with us by discussing our 2023 selection, Buttermilk Graffiti by Chef Edward Lee! Print copies, while they last, are available at the Adult Reference Desk at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for checkout with your SJCPLS library card. This title is available, in multiple formats, for requests with your SJCPLS library card:  via SJCPLS’s Catalog (book or audiobook CD) or via Overdrive (e-book or e-audiobook).

Monthly Selection’s Description:  “American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories? A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. There’s a Cambodian couple in Lowell, Massachusetts, and their efforts to re-create the flavors of their lost country. A Uyghur café in New York’s Brighton Beach serves a noodle soup that seems so very familiar and yet so very exotic—one unexpected ingredient opens a window onto an entirely unique culture. A beignet from Café du Monde in New Orleans, as potent as Proust’s madeleine, inspires a narrative that tunnels through time, back to the first Creole cooks, then forward to a Korean rice-flour hoedduck and a beignet dusted with matcha. Sixteen adventures, sixteen vibrant new chapters in the great evolving story of American cuisine. And forty recipes, created by Lee, that bring these new dishes into our own kitchens.”

Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for sponsoring our library’s Book Lovers Book Club!


January 25
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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