COOKING THE BOOKS: A Delicious Book Club Event (In Studio) Miss Graham
We've put a fun and delicious twist on a book club by combining it with a cooking class. Members meet once a month to discuss the book selection and we cook a menu based on the book theme. Book discussion is led by Words Worth Books and cooking class led by our own Relish staff.
DUE TO COVID PROTOCOLS, we will be pre-seating everyone so we can ensure everyone stays 6 ft (2 M) apart and we will only be allowing 10 participants in the event. More more information on our Protocols, CLICK HERE
Tuesday January 19 | Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook
World War II has just ended, and Britain has established the Control Commission for Germany, which oversees their zone of occupation. The Control Commission hires British civilians to work in Germany, rebuild the shattered nation and prosecute war crimes. Somewhat aimless, bored with her job as a provincial schoolteacher, and unwilling to live with her overbearing mother any longer, thirtysomething Edith Graham applies for a job with the Commission—but she is also recruited by her cousin, Leo, who is in the Secret Service. To them, Edith is perfect spy material...single, ordinary-looking, with a college degree in German. Cousin Leo went to Oxford with one of their most hunted war criminals, Count Kurt von Stavenow, who Edith remembers all too well from before the war. He wants her to find him.
Intrigued by the challenge, Edith heads to Germany armed with a convincing cover story: she''s an unassuming Education Officer sent to help resurrect German schools. To send information back to her Secret Service handlers in London, Edith has crafted the perfect alter ego, cookbook author Stella Snelling, who writes a popular magazine cookery column. She embeds crucial intelligence within the recipes she collects. But occupied Germany is awash with other spies, collaborators, and opportunists, and as she's pulled into their world, Edith soon discovers that no one is what they seem to be. The closer she gets to uncovering von Stavenow''s whereabouts--and the network of German civilians who still support him--the greater the danger.
With a unique, compelling premise, Miss Graham''s Cold War Cookbook is a beautifully crafted and gripping novel about daring, betrayal, and female friendship.
What To Expect In Our Demonstration-Style Classes: Great cooking is about more than recipes—it's about techniques. In our demonstration-style classes you get to "sit-back and enjoy" while our professional chef instructors lead the class.
- Classes are 2 1/2 to 3 hours, unless otherwise noted
- This class is limited to 11 participants
- You will enjoy a generous taste of every dish
RELISH recipes are developed using common cooking and baking ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu titles, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If you have a food allergy, please check with us before attending the class. Adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class.