The Moveable Feast: December 2013 Literary Luncheons

Literary luncheons with authors at Grand Strand area restaurants

Since 1998, The Moveable Feast features an established or debuting author. This series of literary luncheons takes place every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at a variety of Waccamaw Neck restaurants. Founded and managed by CLASSThe Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Here are The Moveable Feast December 2013 luncheons:

Greek Revival from the Garden by Patricia Moore-Pastides

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Carefree Catering

The author of Greek Revival: Cooking for Life heads to the garden in this new cookbook that makes a do-it-yourself healthful lifestyle possible, offering guidance on how to pursue healthy eating, starting from the ground up. Moore-Pastides, an accomplished cook and public-health professional, presents all new recipes focused on bringing the bounty of the garden to the table in easy and accessible ways. Targeting young adults but valuable for all novices, she focuses on the time-tested Mediterranean diet – recommended for great taste, good health and long life – and on learning simple, delicious cooking methods that foster a happy and healthy relationship with good food. The growing section provides all the information necessary for those interested in organic gardening to cultivate an exciting array of fruits and vegetables in containers, raised beds or yard gardens. Topics include preparing the soil, composting to create organic fertilizer, watering, working with basic tools, and dealing with common pests and problems. Color photographs are provided to inspire new gardeners toward more than just tomatoes and cucumbers.

Hard Scrabble Road by George Weinstein 

Friday, December 13, 2013 at Austin’s Ocean One Restaurant

Growing up poor in Depression-era South Georgia is hard enough, but Roger “Bud” MacLeod has it tougher than most. All he wants is a calm, quiet childhood. Instead, he and his siblings are caught between warring parents whose secrets threaten to tear the family apart. He’ll have to grow up fast, just to endure. Before Bud can discover his strengths and confront the sins of his parents, though, he’ll need to grasp his own truth: that he can’t embrace his future until he comes to terms with his past. Weinstein takes you along on Bud MacLeod’s journey of betrayal and love, murder and sacrifice, and his struggle for survival of body and soul.

Philip Powell’s Annual Piano Concert 

*Friday, December 20, 2013 at Capt. Dave’s Dockside, $35*

With talent and touch comparable to any concert pianist on the national circuit, Philip Powell closes the 15th season of the Moveable Feast with works by Beethoven and Ravel. The selections explore how composers use small musical details to construct large dramatic compositions.

Your participation includes 10% off the purchase price of the featured book at Litchfield Books, and each Feast is followed by a signing at Litchfield Books at 2:00 p.m. Paid reservations for The Moveable Feast are requested by the Wednesday prior to the event. Most Feasts are $25. Reservations may be made online at or by phone at (843) 235-9600.