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Brunch Menu from Bittersweet for Your Book Club

Get your book club together to make some tasty treats inspired by food eaten by the characters

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Get your book club in the mood and prepare some tasty brunch food and drink to discuss the drama-filled pages of Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittmore.

Main Course:
Mabel’s Scrambled Eggs
I made scrambled eggs in the drafty kitchen with my coverlet wrapped around me while Ev tried, in vain, to start a fire in the woodstove. (page 193)

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Masha’s Omelets
Masha made us omelets and homefries and thick-cut bacon. The salty aroma filling the empty Dining Hall sent me into paroxysms of joy.  (page 117)

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Side Dishes:
Thick Cut Bacon
He fed me. Bacon, crispy. Eggs, scrambled. Warmed blueberry muffins he found in the freezer and drizzled with honey. (page 218)

Lu’s Sourdough Bread
[I]n the first twenty-four hours I knew her, Lu picked wildflowers from the meadow for Bittersweet’s kitchen table, mixed me a batch of sourdough starter, and taught me how to do the Australian crawl. (page 97)

Galway’s Blueberry Muffins drizzled with Honey
He slipped a honey-dipped finger into my mouth… (page 218)

Apples
I simply walked in her direction, cutting into my apple with an appetite it wouldn’t long satiate. I though of Eve and her apple, wandering in Eden. (page 239)Bittersweet

To Drink:
Coffee: [John] poured himself half a cup of coffee, which he drank in one gulp, spilling a bit down the front of his red flannel shirt. (page 265)

Black Tea    
“You take milk? Sugar?” Birch asked as a woman carried a tea tray onto the sunny porch. (page 144)

Champagne  
“You from around here, May?” Murray demanded as he thrust a glass of champagne into my hands. (page 108)

Lemonade 
…I sank into the red chair with a glass of lemonade. (page 41)

 

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