Foodie Book Club: Climbing the Mango Trees

On Thursday night, we had the latest Foodie Book Club meetup, our excuse to gather with friends in the store and eat food inspired by some of our favorite books.  We try to do it every other month, and everyone is invited.  This month we discussed Madhur Jaffrey’s “Climbing the Mango Trees”, a memoir of a childhood spent in India.  Jaffrey is a famous actress who has gained fame here in the U.S. for her wonderful food writing.  “Climbing the Mango Trees” is not only filled with wonderful stories about how important food was in her upbringing, but there is an appendix of recipes in the back of the book.

As always, the Foodie Book Club participants are encouraged to make a dish inspired by the book- and this month’s crew came through in a huge way!  Check out photos of the amazing spread, and a few recipes, after the jump… 

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