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Food for Talk is a book club for anyone interested in cooking!  In August, we take a culinary trip to the spice islands of Indonesia.  Please join us for dinner and conversation about Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia.

About Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia by Eleanor Ford

Steep verdant rice terraces, ancient rainforest and fire-breathing volcanoes create the landscape of the world's largest archipelago. Indonesia is a travellers' paradise, with cuisine as vibrant and thrilling as its scenery. For these are the original spice islands, whose fertile volcanic soil grows ingredients that once changed the flavour of food across the world. On today's noisy streets, chilli-spiked sambals are served with rich noodle broths, and salty peanut sauce sweetens chargrilled sate sticks. In homes, shared feasts of creamy coconut curries, stir-fries and spiced rice are fragrant with ginger, tamarind, lemongrass and lime. The air hangs with the tang of chilli and burnt sugar, citrus and spice. Eleanor Ford gives a personal, intimate portrait of a country and its cooking, the recipes exotic yet achievable, and the food brought to life by stunning photography.

Co-sponsored by City Market.

About Food For Talk Bookclub:

If reading about food, experimenting with new recipes and learning from other cooks sounds fun, then the Food For Talk Cookbook Book Club is for you! Chef Richard Witting has selected some beautifully delectable cookbooks.  Signing up is as easy as 1.2.3....

1. To register, contact Programming Librarian, Barbara Shatara, at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov

2. Place a Hold on the book.  We will contact you when the book is ready at the Library.

3. Read through it, make a dish (though not required) and bring your experiences to the discussion.  Barbara will send you meeting information the week of the discussion.

Date: 
August 8, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Masks are recommended indoors, regardless of vaccination status.