COOKING THE BOOKS: A Delicious Book Club Event (Virtual) - Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune
We've put a fun and delicious twist on a book club by combining it with a dinner. 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-19, we will be running this event virtually.
OPTION 1: Registration includes discussion & takeout dinner
OPTION 2: Registration Only
Tuesday March 16 | Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim
Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.
At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighbourhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant.
The neighbourhood seer reads the restaurant’s fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to aid her struggling neighbours before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around—she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbours really have been there for her all along.
To order the book from Words Worth Books in Waterloo, please link HERE. Payment for the book will be made directly to Words Worth Books.