The foods and books providing Ballerina Book Club readers comfort this year

The foods and books providing Ballerina Book Club readers comfort this year

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~ Pull up your favorite reading chair ~

Last month, Ballerina Book Club host Isabella Boylston took to Instagram to ask members what books and food they turn to for comfort. The responses came in a flurry, with top selections for cuisines taking on starchy, sweet and cheesy forms. As for what to read: beloved classics and contemporary releases both nestled their way onto the to-read shelf.

We’ve gathered the most recurring responses below. We hope they inspire a cozy evening. If you have a book or food item you’d like to recommend, drop it in the comments section at the very bottom of the page.


~ Comfort Books ~


~ Comfort Foods ~

  • Apple pie
  • Brownies
  • Cheese (in general)
  • Cookies
  • Fish and chips
  • Fried chicken
  • Lasagna
  • Pasta
  • Pho
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Potatoes in a variety of forms: scalloped, mashed, sweet; in a casserole, smothered in gravy, topped with cheese
  • Rice bowls

Honorable mention: Beverages

  • Eggnog
  • Hot cocoa
  • Wine

Special shout out to fellow dancer Ashley Murphy-Wilson at the Washington Ballet, who recommended her granny’s cornbread dressing


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