Response, photos, and video from book club events

* Interested in having me attend your book club meeting?

Maybe have me give a cooking lesson to the club before we sit down to discuss Beyond the Pasta ~ and eat the lesson, too?! I’d be up for it, are you?

Contact me and let’s discuss the details.

Cooking at Nancy's- Mark Leslie- Beyond the Pasta

Recent book club cooking event responses:

“For those like me who are “gourmet challenged” – gourmet? Heck I’m “get-something-on-the-table” challenged – it is nice to have recipes that are simple as well as delicious. I collected cookbooks for years because I liked to read them. Beyond the Pasta is a great read, but we’re all cooking from it, too. This may be a first!” – Rochelle, “The Book Club” member, Montgomery, AL.

“My husband just finished the book & loved it.” – Sarah, “Red Book Club” member, Birmingham, AL.

Ciao Marco! Everyone is cooking “Beyond the Pasta” around here. You are a local sensation!” – Myrna, “Newcomer’s Club” member, San Ramon, CA.


Book clubs are an exciting way to share your favorite books and authors with your friends and community, but sometimes it can be difficult to know how to guide the conversation toward some meaningful discourse.

Mark speaking to a group at an in-house book event~

To insure that your next club meeting will be taken up a notch when discussing Beyond the Pasta, I have included a list of discussion questions and topics to help keep the conversation on track.

Here is a printable list of discussion points: Book Club Discussion Points

Don’t have easy access to a printer? No problem! Just copy this link and share it with your fellow book club members: Share the Beyond the Pasta Discussion points


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