Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

A Memoir of Food and Love From An American Midwest Family

eBook - 2014
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A delicious new memoir from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

A family history peppered with recipes, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good offers a humorous and flavorful tale spanning three generations as Kathleen Flinn returns to the mix of food and memoir readers loved in her New York Times bestseller, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry . Brimming with tasty anecdotes about Uncle Clarence's divine cornflake-crusted fried chicken, Grandpa Charles's spicy San Antonio chili, and Grandma Inez's birthday-only cinnamon rolls, Flinn--think Ruth Reichl topped with a dollop of Julia Child--shows how meals can be memories, and how cooking can be communication. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good will inspire readers (and book clubs) to reminisce about their own childhoods--and spend time in their kitchens making new memories of their own.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9781101624005
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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PimaLib_HeatherR May 08, 2015

A wonderful memoir about a Midwestern family. It's especially fun to read this memoir if you've read The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry or The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by the same author. (And if you haven't, you should!)

Dec 17, 2014

After reading so many books (even though really well-written and mostly fascinating) about incredibly dysfunctional families, it's a relief and restful to read one about an ordinary mid-western family, written with great love and compassion. And recipes!

Oct 08, 2014

Kathleen Flinn is one of the best authors I have read, writing non-fiction books\memoirs. Her stories are and interesting, heart warming, intimate look at family life, with laugh out loud stories. Great memoir with recipes at the end of each chapter. This book is about her family of origin; her growing up years and the influence of family on her love of cooking. This is her third book. Also read her two previous books: the Sharper your Knife, the less you cry about her training at Le Cordon Bleu school of cooking, and Kitchen Counter Cooking Lessons. Don't let the fact that this is non-fiction scare you. It is a delightful, memorable read.


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