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Voracious : a hungry reader cooks her way through great books
Nicoletti, Cara author.
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First edition.
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New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2015.
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xiii, 283 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, these books and the tasty treats in them put her on the road to happiness. Cooking through the books that changed her life, Nicoletti shares fifty recipes" --
Part I: Childhood. Little house in the big woods : Breakfast sausage -- "Hansel and Gretel" : Gingerbread cake with blood orange syrup -- In the night kitchen : Scalded and malted milk cake -- Nancy Drew : Double chocolate walnut sundae -- If you give a mouse a cookie : Brown butter chocolate chip cookies -- The Indian in the cupboard : Grilled roast beef -- The boxcar children : Chocolate pudding -- Pippi Longstocking : Buttermilk pancakes -- Anne of Green Gables : Salted chocolate caramels -- Homer Price : Old-fashioned sour cream donuts -- The witches : Mussel, shrimp, and cod stew -- The secret garden : Currant buns -- Charlotte's web : Pea and bacon soup -- Where the red fern grows : Skillet cornbread with honey butter -- Strega Nona : Black pepper-Parmesan pasta -- "The legend of Sleepy Hollow" : Buckwheat pancakes -- Part II: Adolescence and college years. To kill a mockingbird : Biscuits with molasses butter -- Lord of the flies : Porchetta di testa -- The catcher in the rye : Malted milk ice cream -- The bell jar : Crab-stuffed avocados -- Rebecca : Blood orange marmalade -- Les Misérables : Black rye bread -- Great expectations : Pork pie -- Moby-Dick : Clam chowder -- Down and out in Paris and London : Rib-eye steak -- Pride and prejudice : White garlic soup -- The silence of the lambs : Crostini with fava bean and chicken liver mousses -- Middlesex : Olive oil yogurt cake -- Brideshead revisited : Blinis with caviar -- The corrections : Chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream frosting -- The Aeneid : Honey-poppy seed cake -- Mrs. Dalloway : Chocolate éclairs -- Anna Karenina : Oysters and cucumber mignonette -- Part III: Adulthood. The bluest eye : Concord grape sorbet -- A confederacy of dunces : Jelly donuts -- The dog start : Whole roasted trout -- The hours : Birthday cake -- "Goodbye to all that" : Grilled peaches with homemade ricotta -- American pastoral : Hot cheese sandwich -- Emma : Perfect soft-boiled egg -- "The system of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" : Goat cheese pumpkin pie -- In cold blood : Cherry pie -- The little friend : Peppermint stick ice cream -- "Gimpel the fool" : Challah -- In the woods : Chocolate-covered digestive biscuits -- Sometimes a great notion : Blackberry-hazelnut coffee cake -- Gone girl : Bron butter crêpes -- The Odyssey : Red wine-rosemary bread -- "The best girlfriend you never had" : Red flannel hash -- The secret history : Wine-braised leg of lamb with wild mushrooms.
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