Friday, July 10, 2009

Foodie books

I just finished The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn...
I wasn't really paying attention when I originally picked up the book, there was a quote by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love - which I loved), on the cover and somehow I translated that to Elizabeth Gilbert being the author of this book as well. Even after spending much of the book pondering how the two could possibly relate (and still not coming to the obvious conclusion) I loved this book! lol...
Good grief, quite the recommendation I am making right?
Anyway, 'The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry' is about the author (Kathleen Flinn!) satisfying a long held desire to attend Le Cordon Bleu, the famous Parisian cooking school. It is about living in Paris, learning to communicate in another language, having a desire to do well, to complete something started, and to find honest love in the process. I loved it.

I am now reading 'Entertaining Disasters' by Nancy Spiller...
It has an interesting premise, the author (traumatized by previous family and dinner party woes) has take to making it all up; inspiring recipes and bits of conversation, pretend meals and entertaining guests. That is until a prospective editor invites himself over.
Your interested right? Good vacation reading, I think that I bought this to read of some road trip or another, but I must tell you that while the premise is tantalizing, the book is BORING!
I hate to give up on a book, and so I rush though, but 100 pages in? She is still talking about how she is a fake, and really, I got that part already.

Maybe I am just really excited to start this book:

A Homemade Life is by Molly Wizenberg, author of the blog Orangette. I will keep you posted on this one, but I have a feeling that it is going to be fantastic! :)

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