The Slow Food Sacramento Book Club is a book club for readers who enjoy food-related literature, both non-fiction and fiction. The club meets at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of every other month at one of our member’s homes. Everyone who attends brings an appetizer to share, and we enjoy an evening of lively literary discussion. At the close of each meeting we choose our next book based on recommendations from our members. New members are always welcome!

If you are interested in participating or if you would like more information, please contact Kathleen Albiani at

Next meeting: January 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Previous Book Club Selections:

  • Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, Annia Ciezadlo
  • A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, Molly Wizenberg
  • Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health, Jo Robinson
  • Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators are Revolutionizing How America Eats, Katherine Gustafson
  • The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorius – and Perplexing – City, David Lebovitz
  • Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Michael Pollan
  • Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat, Bee Wilson
  • Farm City, Novella Carpenter
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  • The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table, by Tracie McMillan
  • Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition, and the Honest Pleasures of Food, by Carlo Petrini
  • Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms, by Nicolette Hahn Niman
  • Toast, by Nigel Slater
  • The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year, by Spring
    Warren and Jesse Pruet
  • Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back,
    by Ann Vileisis
  • 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, by Jane Ziegelman
  • The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love, by Kristin Kimball
  • Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, by Gabrielle Hamilton
  • The Book of Salt, by Monique Truong