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Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 38

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. On this episode, we discuss quarantine reading and recommend books for the Books & Bites 2020 Reading Challenge.

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Book Notes

Adam recommends:

Michael recommends:

Carrie recommends: 

Bite Notes

  • For The Wild Book‘s bubbly, colorful story, make Fizz and Fruit Popsicles from Raquel Rabade Roque’s The Cuban Kitchen Cuisine.
  • Accompany the psychological turmoil of Long Way Down with “Eggs in Purgatory,” found in Questlove’s Mixtape Potluck Cookbook.
  • After a harrowing day spent at FantasticLand, whip up a batch of Grilled Cheese Dogs.

  • There’s nothing better than coming home to a hot bowl of Cholent after surviving a frigid night of being hunted by the Wraith in the ruins of the Hayden Resort.
  • Pair History of the Rain with The Good Shepherd’s Pie, a vegan update of the classic Irish shepherd’s pie that you can find in Jae Steele’s cookbook Get it Ripe: A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking and Living
  • Enjoy The Hearts of Horses with a meatless—or nearly meatless—soup made with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Tamar Adler’s minestrone recipe offers lots of suggestions for seasonal substitutions. You can find it in her book An Everlasting Meal or on