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Young Adult Book Group discusses their October selection, Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendra Blake.
The book club will meet offsite this month. Contact the book club at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
The French Book Group meets to discuss their October pick, The Wicked Go To Hell by Frederic Dard
The Book Cellar is excited to welcome back Stephanie Strohm and celebrate the launch of her new book, It's Not Me, It's You.
Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink and the Confederates Don't Wear Couture. She grew up on the Connecticut coast, where a steady diet of Little House on the Prairie turned her into a history nerd at an early age. She spent much of her childhood dressing up in bonnets. While attending Middlebury College in Vermont, she blossomed into a full-fledged Civil War buff and was voted Winter Carnival Queen. After graduating with a joint major in theater and history, she acted her way around the country, performing in more than 25 states, primarily in shows where she got to wear corsets. Currently she lives in Chicago, where her closet is almost big enough to hold all of her shoes. When she’s not writing, she loves baking, shopping, cuddling her dog Lorelei, and dragging her boyfriend to chick flicks.
It's Not Me, it's You
Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she's been dating causes some disastrous waves. It is right before prom and Avery no longer has the perfect date. She runs the prom committee, how could she not show up with somebody? Post-breakup, Avery gets to thinking about all of the guys that she has ever dated. Why have none of those relationships ever worked out? Could it be her fault? Avery decides to investigate. In history class she's learning about this method of record-keeping called "oral history," and she has a report due. So Avery decides to go directly to the source. Avery tracks down all of the guys she's ever dated, and uses that information along with her friends, family, and even teachers' thoughts, to compile a total account of her dating history. Avery discovers some surprises about herself and the guys she's spent time with just in time for prom night.
We're hanging out at The Publican with chef Marcus Samuelsson to launch his new cookbook The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem.
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The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem
Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes from the New York Times best-selling superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson’s iconic Harlem restaurant.
When the James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, he envisioned more than a restaurant. It would be the heart of his neighborhood and a meet-and-greet for both the downtown and the uptown sets, serving Southern black and cross-cultural food. It would reflect Harlem's history. Ever since the 1930s, Harlem has been a magnet for more than a million African Americans, a melting pot for Spanish, African, and Caribbean immigrants, and a mecca for artists. These traditions converge on Rooster’s menu, with Brown Butter Biscuits, Chicken and Waffles, Killer Collards, and Donuts with Sweet Potato Cream. They’re joined by global-influenced dishes such as Jerk Bacon and Baked Beans, Latino Pork and Plantains, and Chinese Steamed Bass and Fiery Noodles. Samuelsson’s Swedish-Ethiopian background shows in Ethiopian Spice-Crusted Lamb, Slow-Baked Blueberry Bread with Spiced Maple Syrup, and the Green Viking, sprightly Apple Sorbet with Caramel Sauce.
Interspersed with lyrical essays that convey the flavor of the place and stunning archival and contemporary photos, The Red Rooster Cookbook is as layered as its inheritance.
MARCUS SAMUELSSON owns Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny's Supper Club, and Street Bird. He is the author of Marcus Off Duty, the New York Times bestseller Yes, Chef, the James Beard Award-winning Soul of a New Cuisine, and Aquavit. He frequently appears as a judge on Chopped and lives with his wife in Harlem.
Join us at The Chicago Council of Global Affairs to hear Ellen Chesler discuss her book Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World.
Ellen Chesler has over thirty years of experience in government, philanthropy, and academia. She is widely respected for the practical and intellectual perspectives she brings to public policy. Ellen joined the Roosevelt Institute as a Senior Fellow in the fall of 2010. Ellen has served and volunteered with mulitple organizations. The list includes the Open Society Insitute, Roosevelt at the Hunter College of the City University of New York, Advisory Committee of the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, International Women's Health Coalition, and many others.
Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World details the stories of those fighting for women's rights around the world, including the history of the "Women's Rights as Human Rights" movement. Capturing voices and experiences from around the world, this work documents the modern history of the global women’s movement – its many accomplishments and setbacks. Drawing together prominent pioneers and contemporary policymakers, activists, and scholars, the volume interrogates where and why progress has met resistance and been slowed, and examine the still unfinished agenda for change in national and international policy arenas. This history and roadmap are especially critical for younger generations who need a better understanding of this rich feminist legacy and the intense opposition that women’s movements have generated.
The Book Cellar Book Club discusses their November pick, Little Paris Booksop by Nina George.