Kip's Desert Book Club
Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles by Diana Lindsay
November 7, 2016

Millions of readers were captivated by the monthly writings of Marshal South in Desert Magazine. Once you get a copy of Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles, you will be thanking Diana Lindsay for combining his work with her own research and input from his children to make this incredible book. As an added bonus, we will have director, John McDonald, joining us for a screening of his riveting documentary about the family entitled: The Ghost Mountain Experiment. It is a powerful and entertaining work that adds many layers of depth to this amazing story. 

high desert test kitchen
october ingredient: california buckwheat
organized by sarah witt

Last month’s first HDTK meeting was a delicious success! We shared a sampling of at least twelve different mesquite-inspired dishes, from flavored butter to baked goods, stews, essenced water, and meat-falling-off-the-bone ribs. We're looking forward to next month's ingredient, California Buckwheat! Join us on October 17th at 7pm at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center to share a morsel of your experimentation and have your mind blown by the variety of the ingredient's uses.

High Desert Test Kitchen
A new monthly program!
organized by Sarah Witt

Organized by artist Sarah Witt, High Desert Test Kitchen (HDTK) is a new monthly dinner gathering in which participants bring a dish to share, made with or inspired by ingredients inhabiting this span of the American desert. The Mojave projects such a romanticized yet barren image, but underneath are old and rarely utilized traditions. Exploring this landscape from a culinary perspective, HDTK will naturally intersect with foraging practices, Native American traditions, and hopefully challenge our taste buds too!

Kip's Desert Book Club
29 by Mary Sojourner
october 3, 2016

Mary Sojourner's novel, 29, is the perfect book to mark the 2nd anniversary of Kip's Desert Book Club on October 3rd at 7pm. This book chronicles a woman's transition from the urban corporate world, to life in the Morongo basin. Along the way it addresses the environmental, spiritual and social issues that will be familiar to all that call the Mojave home.

Kip's Desert Book Club
Dune by Frank Herbert
September 5, 2016

Put on your best stillsuit, sharpen your Crysknife and join us at the house of Tonelise when we discuss the classic desert science fiction novel, Dune, by Frank Herbert on September 5th. We would feel right at home on the planet Arrakis, with its creosote bushes and kangaroo mice. One should feel thankful that our scorpions and mojave greens aren't 100 meter long sand worms.