A Blue Plate Book Club

Recently, the shop's Wednesday night book club discussed Kate Christiansen's Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of my Appetites. As a memoir, it celebrates the nostalgic impact of the famously named special. A longtime staple on diner chalkboards that  featured classic comfort food simply prepared.  

Chef Glenys Morgan put a spin on the traditional blue plate special that any diner would have been proud to serve. Accompanied by the absolutely essential side dish of mashed potatoes, the featured entree was a turkey meatloaf with a bacon crust that somehow managed to be light and deeply satisfying at the same time. For dessert? A lemon meringue pie that provided the perfect ending to a deeply comforting menu.