A Readable Feast - A Cookbook Book Group

A Readable Feast meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Registration is required to attend this program.
For more information on this unique book group, call 401-783-8254, or email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org

Cookbooks and Chefs for 2018/2019



Thursday December 13th
Cookbooks by Diana Henry


  • Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: winter food to warm the soul
  • Pure Simple Cooking: effortless meals every day

           -Britta:   Roasted Squash, Feta, and Black Olive Salad (pg. 96)

  • Simple: effortless food, big flavors

           -Brandi:  Lemon and Lavender Cake (pg. 317)

  • A Bird in the Hand: chicken recipes for every day and every mood
Thursday January 10th
Cookbooks by Giada De Laurentiis

  • Giada's Family Dinners
  • Giada's Feel Good Food: my healthy recipes and secrets
  • Giada at Home: family recipes from Italy and California
Thursday February 14th
Cookbooks by Melissa Clark

  • Dinner: Changing the Game
Thursday March 14th
Cuban Cookbooks

  • Cuba! : recipes and stories from the Cuban Kitchen / Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn, Jody Eddy
  • Cuba: the cookbook / Madelaine Vazquez Galvez, Imogene Tondre
  • The Cuban Table: a celebration of food, flavors, and history / Ana Sofia Pelaez
  • Paladares: recipes inspired by the private restaurants of Cuba / Anya von Bremzen
Thursday April 11th
German Cookbooks

  • The German Kitchen: traditional recipes, regional favorites / Christopher and Catherine Knuth
  • Modern German Cookbook / Frank Rosin
  • New German Cooking: recipes for classics revisited / Jeremy & Jessica Nolen
Thursday May 9th
Brunch Cookbooks

  • Bubby's Brunch Cookbook: recipes and menus from New York's favorite comfort food restaurant / Ron Silver
  • Gale Gand's Brunch! : 100 fantastic recipes for the weekend's best meal / Gale Gand
  • Sweet Mornings: 125 sweet and savory breakfast and brunch recipes / Patty Pinner
  • Brunch : 100 recipes from Five Points Restaurant / Marc Meyer and Peter Meehan
Thursday June 13th
Silver Palate Cookbooks

  • The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook / Julee Rosso
  • The Silver Palate Cookbook / Julee Rosso
Thursday July 11th
Cookbooks by Yotam Ottolenghi

  • NOPI: the cookbook
  • Ottolenghi Simple: a cookbook
  • Sweet : desserts from London's Ottolenghi

Thursday August 8th
Southern: Creole, Cajun, Soul, and Comfort Food Cookbooks

  • Deep Run Roots: stories and recipes from my corner of the South / Vivian Howard
  • Soul: a chef's culinary evolution in 150 recipes / Todd Richards
  • What can I bring? : Southern food for any occasion life serves up / Elizabeth Heiskell
  • Real Cajun: rustic home cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana / Donald Link
  • My New Orleans: the cookbook: 200 of my favorite recipes & stories from my hometown / John Besh

Thursday September 12th
Cookbooks by Dorie Greenspan

  • Around My French Table: more than 300 recipes from my home to yours
  • Baking: from my home to yours

Thursday October 10th
Cookbooks by Deb Perelman

  • Smitten Kitchen Every Day: triumphant and unfussy new favorites

Thursday November 14th
African Cookbooks

  • The Africa Cookbook: tastes of a continent / Jessica B. Harris
  • The North African Kitchen: regional recipes and stories / Fiona Dunlop
  • The Soul of a new Cuisine: a discovery of the foods and flavors of Africa / Marcus Samuelsson
Thursday December 12th
Appetizer and Dessert Cookbooks

  • All-time Best Appetizers / Editors of America's Test Kitchen
  • Tiny Food Party! : bite-size recipes for miniature meals / Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park
  • BraveTart: iconic American Desserts / Stella Parks
  • The Baking Bible / Rose Levy Beranbaum