Monday, August 18, 2014

"The Golem and the Jinni" Part II- Book Club Food Ideas {by Helene Wecker} Including my BUTTERBEER ICE CREAM Recipe!

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(See Part I HERE)

We enjoyed our first ever Syrian inspired menu which was scrumptious!
( Have I mentioned how much I LOVE baklava?)
the golem and the jinni book menu
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syrian menu
We ate up all of our delicious food before digging right in with our discussion.

Robin found the majority of her discussion questions HERE if you'd like to see some of what talked about.
We also used Helene Wecker's website many times because it is chuck full of great info!
We probably used her character list the most which is super helpful when you're trying to keep Syrian names straight and remember who's who.
Helene Wecker

But, we did take a quick break in between our discussion for something really, REALLY important...

Ice cream bar

Since one of the supporting characters (Mahmoud Saleh) was an ice cream vendor, we HAD to have an ice cream bar right? 

We had three different flavors to try: Vanilla, Peaches and cream and Butterbeer.
(I may have a small obsession with all things Harry Potter and brought the butterbeer.)

Robin provided the most elaborate topping bar I've ever seen and everyone spend a good amount of time creating their ice cream bowls.
ice cream bar
If by chance you also have a small obsession with all things Harry Potter as well, (or if you just want to try some of the yummies ice cream ever,) then you can download my butterbeer ice cream recipe below. 

butterbeer ice cream, free recipe

Do you want even MORE inspiration for your Golem and the Jinni book club meeting??

Then you need to check out Robin's Pinterest board HERE!

Don't forget to read our book club's official review of the Goloem and the Jinni HERE


Beth W said...

What an enchanting idea! I loved that book, and I love the idea of a book club that includes decorations and food appropriate to the theme. Brilliant!

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