Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Food and Book Pairings

Food and book combinations (especially fun for a themed book club get-together)!

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Go for a New Orleans theme with these menu ideas: Jambalaya with Red Beans and Rice - paired with Cajun Cake for dessert!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

My book club just read this last month and the host had the following appetizer menu: "Murdered dogs" (pigs in a blanket with sword skewers for toothpicks...she also used red food dye as blood!), red punch, strawberry chocolate chip cookies, and red hershey kisses (since the MC has an affinity for red).

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

A menu using the recipes from the book - of course!: Northern Style Chorizo, Champandongo (pictured below), and Cream Fritters.

And lastly...for the foodie who avoids their kitchen:  Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

A menu consisting entirely of take-out (Indian and Thai to be specific): Samosas, Pad Thai, Gang Kiew Waan (Green Curry), and Mango Lassies.


  1. Great post! I love the idea of pairing books with good food. The jambalaya looks really good!

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  3. Those strawberry chocolate chip cookies look delicious. Great post!

  4. The cookies also look like they'd be a fun Valentine's Day treat!

  5. This is a fun idea! I loved Zeitoun and I agree, a good cajun creole is the perfect pairing.

  6. This is such a fun post and that jambalaya looks AMAZINGLY DELIISH!