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A sharply intelligent and intimate debut novel about a secret society of hungry young women who meet after dark and feast to reclaim their appetites--and their physical spaces--that posits the question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into? “A visceral and dangerous celebration of feminine appetite and agency. Dark, vivid and infinitely compelling, Williams boldly explores what happens when women dare to cross lines and take up space with their bodies, the hungers and delights to be found in transgression, and the anger and pain we are afraid to claim.” —Mona Awad, author of Bunny and 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Roberta spends her life trying not to take up space. At almost thirty, she is adrift and alienated from life. Stuck in a mindless job and reluctant to pursue her passion for food, she suppresses her appetite and recedes to the corners of rooms. But when she meets Stevie, a spirited and effervescent artist, their intense friendship sparks a change in Roberta, a shift in her desire for more. Together, they invent the Supper Club, a transgressive and joyous collective of women who gather to celebrate, rather than admonish, their hungers. They gather after dark and feast until they are sick; they break into private buildings and leave carnage in their wake; they embrace their changing bodies; they stop apologizing. For these women, each extraordinary yet unfulfilled, the club is a way to explore, discover, and push the boundaries of the space they take up in the world. Yet as the club expands, growing both in size and rebellion, Roberta is forced to reconcile herself to the desire and vulnerabilities of the body--and the past she has worked so hard to repress. Devastatingly perceptive and savagely funny, Supper Club is an essential coming-of-age story for our times.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lara Williams
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-07-09
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780735237735

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Named a Best Book of the Year: Vogue * TIME * Real Simple * Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice For fans of Sally Rooney's Normal People: A sharply intelligent and intimate debut novel about a secret society of hungry young women who meet after dark and feast to reclaim their appetites--and their physical spaces--that posits the question: If you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into? Roberta spends her life trying not to take up space. At almost thirty, she is adrift and alienated from life. Stuck in a mindless job and reluctant to pursue her passion for food, she suppresses her appetite and recedes to the corners of rooms. But when she meets Stevie, a spirited and effervescent artist, their intense friendship sparks a change in Roberta, a shift in her desire for more. Together, they invent the Supper Club, a transgressive and joyous collective of women who gather to celebrate, rather than admonish, their hungers. They gather after dark and feast until they are sick; they break into private buildings and leave carnage in their wake; they embrace their changing bodies; they stop apologizing. For these women, each extraordinary yet unfulfilled, the club is a way to explore, discover, and push the boundaries of the space they take up in the world. Yet as the club expands, growing in both size and rebellion, Roberta is forced to reconcile herself to the desire and vulnerabilities of the body--and the past she has worked so hard to repress. Devastatingly perceptive and savagely funny, Supper Club is an essential coming-of-age story for our times.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lara Williams
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-07-09
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780525539605

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WINNER of the GUARDIAN 'NOT THE BOOKER' PRIZE 2019 Selected in BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - Vogue, TIME, Vulture, Woman and Home 'Subversive, radical, written with total glee and rollicking sense of unlimited possibility. Williams is one to watch' Stylist If you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into? Twenty-nine year old Roberta has spent her whole life hungry. So she invents Supper Club: a secret society for women sick of bad men and bad sex. Fed up of being told to talk less, take less, be less, they gather after dark to feast and dance through the night. But as their bodies expand, so do their horizons, their desires - and their urge to break the rules. You look hungry. Join the club. 'Superb... Hilariously funny and deeply moving' Guardian Not the Booker Prize 'Engrossing, ambitious, joyful as well as dark - which is so close to the bone and so necessary. I can't wait to read her next book' Emilie Pine, author of Notes to Self 'Cool and knowing, jam-packed with cultural references, not to mention mouthwatering recipes' Metro 'Daring, funny, humane, delightful. She's the real thing' Sam Jordison, Guardian 'For reading while eating in the bath and licking your lips. There's no other book to read this month' Lit Hub 'Darkly delicious. A celebration of female power and friendship' Sunday Mirror 'Riotous, bold, wild and witty' Sunday Express

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lara Williams
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-07-04
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780241984116

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Elia Alba's The Supper Club photographic portrait series depicts U.S. - based artists of colour. Alongside the portraits are excerpts from dinner conversations addressing issues that relate to race and visual culture on themes including sanctuary, policin g, post - black identity and intersectional identities connecting gender, race and privilege. Elia Alba's The Supper Club focuses on racial politics and visual culture. Curated by Sara Reisman for The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The Supper Club is c omprised of socially - engaged dinners and portraits of artist participants. She began photographing artists of color like LaToya Ruby Frazier and Mickalene Thomas in 2012. To give voice to her community Alba hosted dinners, 25 so far, with themes like Balt imore, Race and Identity (in honor of Freddy Gray) and Racial Subjugation in Latin America. Inspired by Vanity Fair's "Hollywood Issue," Alba's portraits capture each artist's unique voice, transforming them into iconic images.

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Genre : African American artists
Author : Sara Reisman
Publisher :
Release : 2019-02
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 3777430765

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The phenomenon of the supper club--as unique to the Upper Midwest as great lakes, cheese curds, and Curly Lambeau--is explored for the first time in this attractive and engaging book. Revealing the rich history behind these time-honored establishments, it defines the experience for the uninitiated and reacquaints those in the know with a cherished institution. Painstakingly researched, the book documents modern supper clubs in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois, bringing to life the memorable people who created the tradition and keep it alive. It goes on to explain how combining contemporary ideas such as locavore menus and craft beer with staples like Friday night fish fries and Saturday prime rib has allowed the clubs to evolve over time and thrive. With numerous photographs, this combination social history and travel guide celebrates not only the past and present but the future of the supper clubs.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Dave Hoekstra
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2013-06
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781613743713

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Named a Best New Cookbook of Spring 2020 by Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, NPR’s The Splendid Table, Eater, Epicurious, and more “Martin shares the history, traditions, and customs surrounding Cajun cuisine and offers a tantalizing slew of classic dishes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review For anyone who loves Cajun food or is interested in American cooking or wants to discover a distinct and engaging new female voice—or just wants to make the very best duck gumbo, shrimp jambalaya, she-crab soup, crawfish étouffée, smothered chicken, fried okra, oyster bisque, and sweet potato pie—comes Mosquito Supper Club. Named after her restaurant in New Orleans, chef Melissa M. Martin’s debut cookbook shares her inspired and reverent interpretations of the traditional Cajun recipes she grew up eating on the Louisiana bayou, with a generous helping of stories about her community and its cooking. Every hour, Louisiana loses a football field’s worth of land to the Gulf of Mexico. Too soon, Martin’s hometown of Chauvin will be gone, along with the way of life it sustained. Before it disappears, Martin wants to document and share the recipes, ingredients, and customs of the Cajun people. Illustrated throughout with dazzling color photographs of food and place, the book is divided into chapters by ingredient—from shrimp and oysters to poultry, rice, and sugarcane. Each begins with an essay explaining the ingredient and its context, including traditions like putting up blackberries each February, shrimping every August, and the many ways to make an authentic Cajun gumbo. Martin is a gifted cook who brings a female perspective to a world we’ve only heard about from men. The stories she tells come straight from her own life, and yet in this age of climate change and erasure of local cultures, they feel universal, moving, and urgent.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Melissa M. Martin
Publisher : Artisan Books
Release : 2020-04-14
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781579659707

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RITA Award winner! “A terrific read from a talented author. Made me hungry more than once. I can’t wait to read what comes next.” —Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of The Masterpiece Denver chef Rachel Bishop has accomplished everything she’s dreamed and some things she never dared hope, like winning a James Beard Award and heading up her own fine-dining restaurant. But when a targeted smear campaign causes her to be pushed out of the business by her partners, she vows to do whatever it takes to get her life back . . . even if that means joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion. Essayist Alex Kanin never imagined his pointed editorial would go viral. Ironically, his attempt to highlight the pitfalls of online criticism has the opposite effect: it revives his own flagging career by destroying that of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt-fueled writer’s block, Alex vows to do whatever he can to repair the damage. He just doesn’t expect his interest in the beautiful chef to turn personal. Alex agrees to help rebuild Rachel’s tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to Denver’s most influential citizens: the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, Rachel begins to realize Alex is not the unfeeling opportunist she once thought he was, and that perhaps there’s life—and love—outside the pressure-cooker of her chosen career. But can she give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Carla Laureano
Publisher : NavPress
Release : 2018-02-06
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781496420275

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Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn't want any of it. What she wants is much simpler; to cook. When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she's always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord's town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town. On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don't support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dana Bate
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2013-02-05
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781401304935

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From relish trays and Old Fashioned cocktails to prime rib and fried fish, supper clubs are a quintessential part of midwestern dining culture. In Iowa, hundreds of supper clubs once dotted the state's rural highways and byways, serving as havens for hungry travelers and community gathering places for small towns. Opened in 1912, the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club in Cedar Rapids is one of Iowa's oldest supper clubs. In their heyday, Iowa supper clubs were also home to nefarious activities, with frequent visits from mobsters, bootlegged beverages and illegal gambling. Supper clubs like Archie's Waeside and Breitbach's Country Dining have even won James Beard Awards. Author Megan Bannister relays the delicious details of an Iowa staple.

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Genre : History
Author : Megan Bannister
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2020-08-17
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781467145138

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A collection of 125 chef-worthy global recipes presented in international dinner menus, drawn from renowned chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s informal gatherings. One of the leading female chefs, Cindy Pawlcyn has selected her favorite international recipes in this collection of complete menus from around the globe. A culinary world tour from Turkish Tomato Salad with Sumac to Ethiopian Spiced Red Lentil Stew, Cindy honed her recipes for the home kitchen (shorter ingredients lists, quicker prep time) while still delivering the level of flavor and sophistication she is known for. Including fare from some of the world’s greatest food cities and countries, Cindy’s Supper Club is a top chef’s guide to the best of global cuisine.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Cindy Pawlcyn
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release : 2012-05-15
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781607742074

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