Baking for Bookworms: Shirley Temples from Charlotte au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver

Charlotte Silver's memoir has an extremely close relationship to food because it is the memoir of her childhood spent at her mother's restaurant in Boston. She was, in fact, named after the French dessert Charlotte au Chocolat. Her favorite drink as a child was a Shirley Temple, and while as an adult she lost her … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Shirley Temples from Charlotte au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver

Women Writers Reading Challenge #21: Charlotte Au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver

I've been on something of a memoir kick lately. There's something about people looking back on their lives, interesting portions of their lives in particular, that makes me feel inspired and part of something bigger than myself--connected in a way with someone I have very little in common with. This book reminded me, somewhat inexplicably, … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #21: Charlotte Au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver