In January 2002, a book and cooking club was started in San Francisco called Iron Rainbow. Almost five years and 20 IRs later, it's still going strong. An article about the club was featured in Skirt!, a South Carolina-based magazine. Here is a summary of the books and dishes we've done so far.

I. The Reader ~ German

II. Interpreter of Maladies ~ Indian

III. Memoirs of a Geisha ~ Japanese

IV. The Map of Love ~ Egyptian

V. Frida ~ Mexican

VI. You Shall Know Us by Our Velocity ~ Senagalese, Moroccan, Estonian

VII. (Double Iron Rainbow) Soul Mountain & Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress ~ Chinese

VIII. The Athenian Murders ~ Greek

IX. (Double Iron Rainbow): My Son's Story & Burgher's Daughter ~ South African

X. Bangkok 8 ~ Thai

XI. The Corrections ~ American

XII. Dreaming in Cuban ~ Cuban

XIII. The Book of Salt ~ French & Vietnamese

XIV. The Winter Queen ~ Russian

XV. The Shadow of the Wind ~ Spanish

XVI. The Kite Runner ~ Afghan

XVII. Daughter of Fortune ~ Chilean

XVIII. Portnoy's Complaint ~ Jewish American

XIX. Don't Look Back ~ Norwegian

XX. Snow ~ Turkish