Page Turners Book Club: Food and Cooking

The theme for our September meeting of the Page Turners Book Club is Food and Cooking. We will meet September 8 at 6 PM in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room at Danville Public Library.

This doesn’t mean you have to read a cookbook,* oh no! You can read a mystery like  Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette, a biography such as Julie and Julia by  Julie Powell, a graphic novel like Relish by Lucy Knisley, and more! Check out some links below.

Food and Cooking 9.8.16We look forward to seeing you and hearing about the books you read. Happy Reading!

Science Fiction


Graphic Novel


Novels about chefs



*Though we’d love to try out any new recipes you find. 😉

One thought on “Page Turners Book Club: Food and Cooking

  1. […] Posted on September 13, 2016 by danvillepubliclibrary An all-ages graphic novel by Eric Colossal, Rutabaga: The Adventure Chef, follows the exploits of young adventurer Rutabaga. Not to be confused with the vegetable (which is a bit like a turnip), Rutabaga is a chef in search of rare and magical foods to spice up his culinary delights. In the first scene we see him crossing rivers and going through brushes and spotting a sword in a clearing. It is obvious this is a magical sword, what with the jewels in it’s pommel and the fact that the blade is stuck in a large stone just begging for someone to pull the sword free and start killing dragons with it. Rutabaga approaches and very gently removes the mushrooms growing on the cross-guard of the sword’s hilt. The mushroom only grows on legendary artifacts. Soon, he meets warriors in search of the sword itself who plan to use it to defeat a dragon. Rutabaga joins their team (they need a cook, after all) and a friendship soon grows.     The books is funny and cute, with adorable artwork. There’s even a few recipes at the back, and I am very eager to try them. The cast is very diverse, being almost entirely people of color (including the king); and the lead warrior Winn is a young woman of color, which makes my heart happy. (The little girl in me who loved She-Ra is always excited by stories with women brandishing swords.) The adventures of Rutabaga continue in Book 2: The Feasts of Fury and I couldn’t be more excited to read it as well.  I read this for the September meeting of Page Turners Book Club, whose theme was Food and Cooking. […]


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