A Delicious Tale of Food and Friendship
The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel doesn’t hit stores until October, but this humorous and touching story of friendship, loss, and the ties that bind is already warming hearts and tickling taste buds in cities across the country. The story of Lilly and Val, two lifelong friends who in childhood form an exclusive club sharing recipes representing important moments in their lives, has inspired a movement of sorts. “Recipe Club” groups are popping up in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in the authors’ Park Slope neighborhood), and in cities including San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Denver, Boulder, and Chicago, where women are getting together to share recipes and real-life stories, and renew friendships.
Early press is buzzing about The Recipe Club, which will be featured as a “reader rave” in the October issue of Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine, and in the People and Real Simple book pages. The authors were interviewed in Publishers Weekly’s “Cooking the Books” issue, and Garfinkel was mentioned yesterday in the NYT piece E-Kitchens Can Get Crowded.
Andrea and Nancy are gearing up to hit the publicity circuit in support of The Recipe Club with appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America (10/15) and in bookstores across the country. Please see their website for a full listing of publicity, club activities, articles, and reviews. An excerpt from this highly-anticipated novel/cookbook is available for download on the About the Book page of their site.