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Books & Bites Podcast, Episode 31

Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. On this episode, we cross books off our to-be-read lists so you can add them to yours.

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Book Notes

Carrie reads:

Michael reads:

Melissa reads:

Bite Notes

  • Pair Get in Trouble with a slice of Florida Key Lime Pie (recipe pictured below). You can tell from the state of the copy pictured that it’s a favorite recipe in Carrie’s family. For a less sweet pie, use 3/4 cup of sugar instead of a full cup. Carrie recommends Nellie & Joe’s key lime juice, which you can usually find at Kroger. The pie is also great when served frozen.
  • The kolaches mentioned in My Ántonia are still enjoyed in areas of the United States where Czech immigrants settled. Read more about the history of this Czech pastry and find a recipe on
  • Try the recipe from the website Caroline’s Cooking for the Trinidadian snack Pineapple Chow. It’s just like the dish Tommy Tester enjoyed at the Victoria Society.

  • Enjoy this easy recipe for the New England staple the Fluffernutter sandwich as you relish each story in 20th Century Ghosts by New England’s very own Joe Hill. 

  • Try the Jabberwock cocktail from the Savoy Cocktail Book in honor of the Vorpal’s Special that Tuesday Next orders in The Eyre Affair.

Recipe for key lime pie