Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

A Memoir of Food and Love From An American Midwest Family

Book - 2014
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This family history with recipes offers a flavorful tale spanning three generations as Flinn returns to the mix of food and memoir readers loved in her best-seller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. From a Route 66 trek to San Francisco to their Michigan farm to the shores of Florida, humor and adventure defines her family even in the worst of times. You'll savor Uncle Clarence's divine corn-flake-crusted fried chicken, Grandpa Charles' spicy San Antonio chili and her grandmother's birthday-only cinnamon rolls. Through these flavors, Flinn came to understand how meals can be memories and cooking can be communication. Brimming with warmth and wit, readers will delight in this revealing look at a family that just might resemble your own.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9780670015443
Branch Call Number: 641.5977 F6461B 2014
Characteristics: xii, 266 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 24 cm


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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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