This month’s edition of Book Club Pairings is the real deal. From true tales of food and history to memoirs, biographies and more, we’re ditching the fiction and featuring all things genuine. In terms of reading material, this means nonfiction, and when it comes to pairings, we’re talking real food made by real people (and, a lot of times, named after them).
Make a name for yourself with an A-list cheese board starring Laura Chenel’s Chèvre, Oscar Wilde Aged Irish Cheddar and Marco Polo Cheese paired with Columbus Salame and Leslie Stowe Raincoast Crisps. Or, if you’re planning a supper affair, invite Karine & Jeff Soups to the table, along with fresh-baked bread, homemade by the talented bakers at our Sacramento Valley Nugget Markets!
When it comes to drinks and dessert, do a little name-dropping with Bob and Charlie. From Robert Hall to Robert Lloyd and even Robert Mondavi, our adult beverage department is home to many a noteworthy wine, and Charles Chocolates is the perfect pairing for almost any bottle.
As for the reading list, take your pick of nonfiction topics! Brush up on some history with Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter or Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Feed your culinary spirit with Julie & Julia by Julie Powell, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan or On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee. Or expand your horizons with educational and/or inspirational titles like Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss or The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. For realsies, the possibilities are endless!
For other fun and factual reads, drop by your local bookstore or library. For other authentic eats and bona fide beverages to pair with them, drop by your local Nugget Markets. Happy reading!