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Someone Is Watching You

Books & Bites Podcast, Episode 20

Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. On this episode, we discuss spies, lies, online surveillance, and more.

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Book Notes

Carrie recommends:

Melissa recommends:

Bite Notes

  • Pair Who is Vera Kelly? with choripanes, the Argentinian snack Vera shares with the student radicals she’s spying on.
  • Of all the dishes Anya von Bremzen writes about in Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, Salat Olivier, or Russian Potato Salad with Pickles, is probably the most emblematic of Soviet cooking. If you like your potato salad loaded with mayonnaise, sour cream, and other goodies, give it a try.
  • Pair Code Name Verity and The Alice Network with a big mug of tea or, if you’re feeling fancy, a hot toddy from The Dead Rabbit: Grocery & Grog: Drinks Manual.
  • Another tea-heavy book, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street would pair nicely with Dorie Greenspan’s Matcha-White Chocolate Mini Mads from her book, Dorie’s Cookies.