A delight for the senses, Stephanie Danler’s debut novel, Sweetbitter, tells the story of a young woman’s coming of age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants. Danler herself spent a decade in the food, wine, and hospitality industry, a fact which becomes clear as you follow young Tess’s experiences and misadventures in the culinary world.
Danler’s descriptions of flavors and sensations will have you and your book club reaching for the nearest snack. To that end, we present this Recipe by the Book for bittersweet chocolate cake, paired with a lovely wine to help you get the discussion flowing!
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