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October 2021 Staff Picks

Brenda’s Pick: Ripe Figs: recipes and stories from the eastern Mediterranean by Yasmin Khan

Cover image for Ripe figs : recipes and stories from Turkey, Greece, and CyprusThis is a gorgeous book about food, people, and recipes and stories about them all. The author finds the joy in the exchange of food even as people find themselves in challenging situations as refugees. She explores themes of migration and food culture and also shares some wonderful recipes!

Natalie’s Pick: Booksmart (DVD)

Two high-achieving best friends, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever are about to graduate highschool when they realize they should’ve let loose and enjoyed life more. They go on a hilarious mission to cram four years of lost fun into one night. Directed by Olivia Wilde, this film is clever, goofy, and an absolute joy to watch.