Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love by Kathleen Flinn

By Kathleen Flinn

During this kin background interwoven with recipes, Kathleen Flinn returns readers to the combo of nutrition and memoir liked via readers of her bestselling The Sharper Your

Knife, the fewer You Cry. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing solid explores the very beginnings of her love affair with nutrition and its connection to domestic. it's the tale of her midwestern early life, its memorable domestic chefs, and the scrumptious recipes she grew up with. Flinn stocks stories of her parents’ pizza parlor in San Francisco, the place they bought Uncle Clarence’s renowned oven-fried chook, in addition to recipes for the vats of chili made by way of her former military prepare dinner Grandpa Charles, fluffy Swedish pancakes from Grandma Inez, and cinnamon rolls for birthday breakfasts. via those dishes, Flinn got here to appreciate how food might be stories, and the way cooking could be a type of communique. Brimming with heat and wit, this e-book is bound to entice Flinn’s many fanatics in addition to readers of Marcus Samuelsson, Ruth Reichl, and Julie Powell.

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How should I play it? I desperately wanted the job, but I didn’t want him to think I was some lapdog who’d come running whenever he whistled. ” I ventured. Graydon was incredulous. “How much money? Who are you, Woodward fucking Bernstein? Are you telling me you won’t come over here for a month unless I pay you a ton of money? I thought you wanted this? Listen, I shouldn’t be telling you this, but Si wants to meet you. ” Oh my God! S. I. Newhouse Jr. wanted to meet me! What had I said? I started back-pedaling furiously.

Graydon narrowed his eyes at me. ” he said. ” He paused. “It’s not nothing— don’t get me wrong—but it’s not that great either. Believe me, there are plenty of people in this town who got to the first room and then didn’t get any further. After a year or so, maybe longer, you’ll discover a secret doorway at the back of the first room that leads to the second room. In time, if you’re lucky, you’ll discover a doorway in the back of the second room that leads to the third. There are seven rooms in total and you’re in the first.

I ventured. Graydon was incredulous. “How much money? Who are you, Woodward fucking Bernstein? Are you telling me you won’t come over here for a month unless I pay you a ton of money? I thought you wanted this? Listen, I shouldn’t be telling you this, but Si wants to meet you. ” Oh my God! S. I. Newhouse Jr. wanted to meet me! What had I said? I started back-pedaling furiously. how to Lose Friends and Alienate People 11 “Well, gosh, yes, that is an honor. I’d love to meet Si. I don’t care what you pay me.

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