Book Club

The Slow Food Utah Book Club was founded by current chapter leader Gwen Crist. The focus, naturally, is food in all its facets and expressions. All are welcome, regulars and newcomers alike.

The group meets the third Wednesday of each month, except for July and December. The location varies but is usually in Salt Lake City; to get the details and RSVP, please contact Gwen by email, unless otherwise noted.

2015 Book Club Dates

  • January 21, 2015:  “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stope Cafe”  by  Fannie Flag
  • March 18, 2015: “The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites” by Libby H. O’Connell
  • May, 2015: TBD
  • July, 2015: TBD
  • September, 2015: TBD
  • November, 2015: TBD


The King’s English Bookshop sponsors the book club and will give a discount on your club-related book purchase if you ask them. Your local public library may also have copies available.

2014 Book List

  • January – “On The Future of Food” The Prince’s Speech, by HRH The Prince of Whales, and “Manifestos on the Future of Food & Seed” edited by Vandana Shiva
  • February – “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris
  • April – “Cherries in Winter: My Family’s Recipe for Hope in Hard Times” by Suzan Colon
  • June – “Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business” by Christopher Leonard
  • August – “A Thousand Days in Venice” by Marlena de Blasi
  • October – “Eating on the Wild Side” by Jo Robinson

2013 Book List

2012 Book List

  • January –  “Home Cooking” by Laurie Colwin
  • February-  “The Discovery of Chocolate” by James Runcie
  • March- “Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef” by Gabrielle Hamilton
  • April- “This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader” by Joan Dye Gussow
  • May- “The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America” by Hannah Nordhaus
  • June- “Farm Fresh Murder” by Paige SheltonJuly – no book club – summer vacation.
  • August – “Blackberry Wine” by Joanne Harris
  • September – “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver
  • OctoberDirt: The Ecstatic Skin of The Earth” edited by William Bryant Logan
  • November – “Maman’s Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen” by Donia Bijan – in November we will also do a book exchange – bring your books to trade or give away!
  • December – Holiday break, no book club. See you in 2013!

2011 Book List