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

By Kathleen Flinn

During this kinfolk heritage interwoven with recipes, Kathleen Flinn returns readers to the combo of meals and memoir loved via readers of her bestselling The Sharper Your

Knife, the fewer You Cry. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing sturdy explores the very beginnings of her love affair with nutrients and its connection to domestic. it's the tale of her midwestern formative years, 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 offered Uncle Clarence’s renowned oven-fried poultry, in addition to recipes for the vats of chili made via her former military cook dinner Grandpa Charles, fluffy Swedish pancakes from Grandma Inez, and cinnamon rolls for birthday breakfasts. via those dishes, Flinn got here to appreciate how nutrients might be thoughts, and the way cooking could be a kind of conversation. Brimming with heat and wit, this publication is bound to attract Flinn’s many lovers in addition to readers of Marcus Samuelsson, Ruth Reichl, and Julie Powell.

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Black Jack was by now willing enough to stop and catch his breath. I managed to get my right foot back in the stirrup where it belonged, carefully unfastened my expensive crystal hunting flask, and took a deep, soothing drink to steady my nerves. I had no idea where I was, and I didn’t care. All I had to do was walk Black Jack quietly until we found a road, and then ask for directions home. At that precise moment, I felt Black Jack tense his muscles. Ahead of us, on higher ground, I saw a flash of orange, moving slowly.

Jane was a horsewoman and foxhunter of international distinction, and knew that I rode—in fact, that was the main reason she had sent me her novel in the first place. During the course of our interminable discussions about how to cut A Portion for Foxes down to a reasonable length, Jane happened to mention that she was looking for a good used sidesaddle for herself. She had not been able to find one at a sensible price locally; might I happen to know whether she could find one in New York? I was overjoyed, being perhaps the only person in Rockefeller Center who could have answered yes to that question.

He stared at me darkly for a moment or two. I hoped I hadn’t offended him, but then he nodded and gave me a rueful, tight-lipped grin. ” Then he touched his hat and trotted off round the corner to return King to his stall, next to the other Kings, with Mrs. Dakota running behind him on the high heels of her cowboy boots, trying to keep up. This is a book about horses, and “horse people”—people who love horses, or who know horses, or who make their living out of horses, or who just can’t imagine what their life would be like without horses.

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