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

Baking for Bookworms: Fried Potatoes from Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel

Every once in a while there's a book that'll leave a bad taste in your mouth. I was really eager to read The Scarlet Pimpernel, as it's a book that many people regard as classic historical fiction, which happens to be one of my favorite genres. I already knew the general story line, and wanted to … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Fried Potatoes from Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baking for Bookworms: Hamburgers from Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary

Sorry for not getting this up on Friday. I was going to make this for dinner, but I finished the first draft of my novel, and we went out to celebrate instead (by the way, if you're ever in Eugene, Oregon and looking for Italian food, Beppe and Gianni's Trattoria has this roasted garlic appetizer … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Hamburgers from Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary

Baking for Bookworms: Rice Pudding from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust

It may come as a surprise to people that I've never had rice pudding. I'm not really sure why except that no one in my family ever made it and my resistance to anything that seemed like tapioca has prevented me from trying it. But I'm 22. I've grown as a person. And while you … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Rice Pudding from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust