August 8th, 2023
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Join Ginger and the team for a lively discussion on this month’s food themed book, Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin.
Food and drink will be available for purchase during the event and a complimentary snack from the book will be served.
Visit Old Fire House Books in Old Town Fort Collins to purchase your book – book purchases at Old Fire House Books the month before or month of book club receive a 20% discount for being a part of the Ginger and Baker Book Club!
Book Club is a free event. No ticket is necessary but RSVP’s are appreciated.
More about Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin
Sasha Martin set herself a rather ambitious goal: to cook – and eat – her way around the world, with 196 recipes from 196 countries in 196 weeks. Enter Global Table Adventure, a project that proves to be more than just a culinary challenge as Sasha attempts to navigate the vicissitudes of marriage, motherhood, and life’s failures and successes, all inextricably linked to her troubled past.
For Sasha food and cooking unlock the memories of a difficult childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it. She and her brother lived with their mother in Boston before being placed in foster care with a family in Europe. Among the hard moments of her young life, the most difficult occurred when Sasha was just 12 years old – she witnessed her brother’s suicide.
As she mines her past to make sense of her childhood, food allows Sasha to find her own place in the world – and create the home she has been craving her whole life. This is a story about food from around the globe but also about how food can transform us, about being a mother and a wife, about loving the world, and about learning to love ourselves.
If you are looking to dive into next months delicious read, in September we will be reading: The Kitchen Front, by Jennifer Ryan
From the best-selling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir comes an unforgettable novel of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives.
Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest – and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives.
For a young widow, it’s a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. For a kitchen maid, it’s a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it’s a chance to escape her wealthy husband’s increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it’s a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession.
These four women are giving the competition their all – even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?