By Debbie Macomber, featuring recipes from Debbie Macomber’s Table (Click on each dish name to see the full recipe.)
I’m big on listening to books on audio. And when I say big, I mean BIG. My love for audiobooks came when I realized I could multitask, which is important to those of us with busy lives. And when you think about it, we are all busy! Accomplishing two things at once simply makes sense in our crazy, sometimes overscheduled world. If I’m stuck in traffic (and who isn’t these days) there’s nothing better than to be entertained by a story. Or even better, when cooking dinner for the family, get caught up in the delights of a story while chopping an onion, especially if it’s Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You: “Honey, really it’s the onion that made me weep like I would never be able to breathe again.”
Now, I have the privilege of sharing some of my favorite recipes and pairing them with recent books that I’ve enjoyed listening to while cooking…or driving or knitting or while luxuriating in my bath…or any time.
A perfect pairing for Lisa Wingate’s runaway bestseller might be DEBBIE’S MOM’S BORSCHT. My grandparents immigrated from Ukraine and brought with them the recipes that have been shared from one generation to the next. This recipe is far more than food, and more than a soup–it’s family history, heritage and love from grandparents I never had a chance to really know. Lisa is a friend and a talented author. You will enjoy both the story and the borscht.
“Thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.” —Library Journal
If I were ever to have the chance to sit down with Pat and serve him dinner, this is the recipe I would choose: GUINNESS POT PIE (pictured above). I know he’d enjoy it as much as I do.
“Hearing his first words, listeners will realize why Pat Conroy is the best—possibly the only—narrator for his emotional memoir.” —AudioFile (Earphones Award Winner)
GRATITUDE BREAD (pictured above) would be a perfect recipe to prepare while listening to Mary’s story. How short life is, and how grateful I am for every moment of my own.
“Neal combines spiritual reflection with medical facts to create lessons that are profound and eminently practical. . . an inspiring work any believer can enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly
“January LaVoy’s expert narration engages listeners…She finds outstanding, distinctive voices for the various charismatic characters.” —AudioFile (Earphones Award Winner)
Debbie Macomber is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, such as Any Dream Will Do and If Not for You. Her audiobooks are the perfect companion for your patrons when they craft, cook, garden, or just relax at home. Share more of these delicious recipes with your patrons by offering them her cookbook, Debbie Macomber’s Table.