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  • Published: New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Description: xii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780670015443
  • 067001544X


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Burnt toast makes you sing good : a memoir of food and love from an American Midwest family

by Flinn, Kathleen,

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Call number: 641.597 Fl

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult

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Subtitle in pre-publication: Recipes of love, loss, and adventure from an American Midwest family.

That's amore -- The farm on Coldwater Road -- Morels in May -- The queen of Mancelona -- Playing chicken -- Birthday dinner -- Pie for radio -- Fish stories -- Top picker -- Deer hunting season -- Lemon pie -- Paid in eggs -- Hill Street blues -- Danke -- Sunshine state -- Veterans of foreign wars -- Don't tell our parents -- Dollhouse -- How far is heaven.

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.

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