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"Books and Bites," the monthly food and travel series sponsored by Harmons Grocery Stores, continues on Wednesday, Nov. 14 with a discussion of Gabrielle Hamilton's "Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef ."
I'm part way through Blood Bones & Butter and have found that Hamilton is not only a world-class chef, but also is a seasoned writer. Her compelling prose grabbed me from the opening pages as she details her childhood and the opening of her New York restaurant Prune where she was ahead of the trend on gourmet comfort food. Here is a good review of the book from The New York Times.
The "Books and Bites" discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper. In addition to the chat, guests will enjoy food inspired by the book. Harmons chef Evan Francois has planned a menu of ginger beer pumpkin soup; roasted beets with aioli; and bagna cauda, a northern Italian dipping sauce for vegetables. Optional wine pairings are available.
Cost is $49 which includes a copy of the book and food. After registering online at http://www.harmonsgrocery.com participants will receive a copy of the book in the mail. Those who register less than six days before class can pick up the book at Weller Book Works or Harmon's.