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Body of Wisdom will again present Savoring Words Barcelona! It will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 7-9 pm. The book is called Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. It will be held at the apartment of Mary Meloy, in Barcelona, Spain. Details and description of book are below………..
Reserve your place at the table in Barcelona for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 6-9 pm! The book is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
This event is for you – if you want to read a good book, but don’t want to join and commit to a regular monthly book club. Yet, you would like to share in a discussion of the book with other women over a sit down meal related to the subject of the book. This would be a great gift, or a perfect time to ask your mother, daughter, sister, or friend, for instance, to join you in sharing this evening together. If you are interested, then here’s what to do.Follow these instructions:1) If you are interested in reading this book and participating in the actual event, then you must sign up ahead of time to attend, space is limited;2) Immediately reserve your place at the table by emailing Mary at email@example.com
3) Next, you read and finish the book before you come to the event on Thursday, May 23rd at 6 pm, with your book in hand to 124 E. Main St., Cherokee, IA
4) When you arrive, you can then make your payment of $40.00/person.
Body of Wisdom promises you will be surprised and delighted with an interesting book conversation and a beautiful meal presented by Mary. The event will also include some other related activities. In other words, all you need to do is read the designated book, Cutting for Stone, and then just show up! Space is limited and cancellations must be made 48 hours ahead of time to allow for any wait list or change of menu.
The story line is about Marion and Shiva Stone who are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Bound together by a connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. This is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles – and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
Perhaps you were out and about last Thursday evening on March 29th, protesting and manifesting in Spain’s general strike? Or, maybe you decided to stay in and shelter yourself from the storm? Some of us, rather brave and courageous women attended the first ever “Savoring Words Barcelona” which was held at the beautiful Barcelona Well Woman Clinic.
The seasonal book club/dinner club event featured Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously. Along with serving a French menu of Beef Bourguignon, Spring peas, a Chevre Salad, baguettes of French bread and French wine and Creme Brulee; we shared and discussed the book and/or movie, watched demonstrations of recipes, and learned more about nutrition. You can view some pictures from this great event to get a better idea of how much fun it truly was, despite the outside turmoil….
In Barcelona, there is a great food tradition going on at this time of year. It involves the smell of outdoor wood burning fires! Ahhhh…the sweet smell of food grilling over an open flame. I’m in heaven! Most of you know me as the “pyromaniac” on our farm. I take my hats off to the Larrabee fire department, my husband, family and friends for understanding this pleasurable disorder of mine. My husband has even suffered for it, burning his hairy chest and all, as I recall on a crisp sunny, but snow covered March weekend…memories. But, let’s get back to the great tradition of cooking and eating “Calcots”!
What are they, you ask?…. Continue reading
Barcelona is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go. There are gorgeous lights and special Christmas markets!
One of these outdoor markets in particular is in front of the famous Cathedral, and has many stalls that include the crapper or caganer, as it’s known in Catalan. Don’t be surprised if we hand you one of these for Xmas………… Continue reading