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.
2014 Book Club Dates
January 15, 2014: “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 19, 2014: “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris
April 16, 2014: “Cherries in Winter: My Family’s Recipe for Hope in Hard Times” by Suzan Colon
June 18, 2014: “The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business” by Christopher Leonard
August 20, 2014: “A Thousand Days in Venice” by Marlena de Blasi.
October 22, 2014: “A Bushel’s Worth” by Kayann Short.| local author will be here for a presentation and book signing, in conjunction with the Utah Book Festival!
November 19, 2014: Book swap and movie!
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
- January - “The Widow Cliquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It” by Tilar J. Mazzeo
- February - “Oranges” by John McPhee
- March - “The Kitchen Daughter” by Jael McHenry
- April - “An Everlasting Meal” by Tamar Adlar
- May - “The Art of Mixing” by Erica Bauermeister
- June - “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” by Michael Pollan
- August - “Summer Cooking” by Elizabeth David
- September - “French Kids Eat Everything” by Karen LeBillon
- November - “Closer to the Ground” by Dylan Tomine
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
- October – “Dirt: 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
- January – “My Life in France” by Julia Child.
- February – “Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens” by Andrew Beahrs.
- March – “The School of Essential Ingredients” by Erica Bauermeister.
- April – “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human” by Richard Wrangham.
- May – “The Gastronomical Me” by M.F.K. Fisher.
- June – “An Extravagant Hunger, The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher” by Anne Zimmerman.
- July – no book club – summer vacation.
- August – “Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War” by Annia Ciezadlo.
- September – “Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health” by Amy Kalafa. The author will be joining us for the discussion at Kings English Bookstore on Sept. 21st ay 7 pm, click here for details. This event is open to all, whether or not you are a current book club member.
- October – “A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table” by Molly Wizenberg.
- November – “Edible Stories” by Mark Kurlansky.
- December – Holiday break, no book club.