I just added a new board to my Pinterest page -- Gideonite Missionaries' Book Club. It's a guide for any book club that might want to read "Left by the Side of the Road" for their monthly selection. The board starts out with two longish articles that explain how I ended up publishing a book of short stories. Next come a couple of book lists for further reading. Discussion questions follow.
And then we're ready to talk about food. There are no alcoholic beverages on offer this time. These people were missionaries, after all. But even though they abstained from alcohol, they certainly enjoyed eating. And true to their callings, many of the dishes on offer have a religious connection. The drink of the evening is "Land of Milk and Honey Smoothies." Unleavened bread brings in the Biblical influence, with an assortment of Mediterranean dips and spreads, including "Mount of Olives Tapenade" and "Greek Apostles" cucumber dip.
The entree is "Loaves and Fishes Po'Boys." And we finish with a choice of desserts. First comes "Huguenot Torte" whose origins are murkily connected to the Protestant Reformation but whose crunchy goodness is still very popular in Charleston restaurants. And we end with "Scripture Cake," whose recipe sends you off to the Bible again to find out what the ingredients really are. Austa French would approve!