Bookends & Beginnings is honored to be hosting the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author Joan Nathan—"the queen of American Jewish cooking" (Houston Chronicle)—for an evening of conversation with James Beard Award-winning store owner Nina Barrett. Nathan's new book King Solomon's Table is a definitive compendium of Jewish recipes from around the globe and across the ages. Driven by a passion for discovery, the biblical King Solomon is said to have sent emissaries on land and sea to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With Solomon's appetites and explorations in mind Nathan has gathered together more than 170 recipes, from Israel to Italy to India and beyond. Gorgeously illustrated and filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and delectable recipes, King Solomon's Table showcases the dazzling diversity of a culinary tradition more than three thousand years old.