Saturday, April 4, 2020

Bloom

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Book menu for Bloom by by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

Bloom is a poignant graphic novel for young adults. It also has a very unique color scheme of just blue, black, and white. And, you WILL be craving freshly-baked sourdough bread when you finish reading it!


Food mentioned in Bloom:
Doughnuts, 42
Carrot Cake, 67
Coffee, 69-70
Baguettes, 75
Blueberry muffins, 95
Streusel, 95-96
Sourdough rolls, 111, 114-115, 117
Croissants, 111
Funnel cakes, 172
Red velvet cupcakes, 185, 190, 200
Baklava, 224
Spanokopita, 224
Bagels, 237
Ravani cake, 254
Keke Fa'i, 276

Television shows mentioned in Bloom:
Gilmore Girls

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Find Me

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Book Menu for Find Me: A Novel by André Aciman 
Find Me is the sequel to Call Me By Your Name

Food mentioned in Find Me: 
Coffee, 7, 49, 58-59, 66, 100, 110-111, 137, 141, 162, 162, 205, 252, 254     
     Double Americanos, 70
Cake, 18, 27-28, 33, 48 
Profiteroles, 18
 Fish, 28, 31, 33-34, 66, 106      Branzini, 40 Leafy greens, 28, 32 Scallops, 31, 33 Wine, 33-34, 36, 38-39, 42, 97, 106, 116     
     Friuli, 31
     
     Sancerre, 31-32
     
     Barbaresco, 116
     
     Calvados, 176, 182-183
     
     Prosecco, 216, 220, 232, 234-236
  
Persimmons, 32, 52, 106  
Puntarelle, 36  
Walnuts, 52, 66, 100  
Oranges, 63-64  
Chicken soup, 63  
Hot toddies, 63 
Gelato, 85      
Grapefruit, 85      
Pistachio, 85  
Goat cheese, 97  
Figs, 101-102, 106  
Sardines, 106  
Berries, 106  
Peaches, 106 
Plums, 106  
Apricots, 106 
Mulled cider, 123, 126, 199, 211 
Caol Ila scotch, 130  
Pain Poilâno, 130 
Croissants, 205 
Chicken pot pie, 224 
Cabbage salad, 224 
Martinis, 232 
Boiled eggs, 253 

Books/Authors mentioned in Find Me:  
Dostoyevsky, 19-20  
Edith Wharton, 22  
The Memoirs of Chateaubriand / François-René Chateaubriand, 57, 100  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 82, 92  
Howards End / E. M. Forster, 167 
Cavafy (Greek poet), 250, 257-258  

Music mentioned in Find Me: 
 Mozart, 24, 185-186, 189, 208      
     Concerti in E-flat Major and D Minor     
      Piano concerto in D Minor, 185  
Beethoven, 104, 106, 127, 206, 208      
     Sonata in D Minor, 137      
      Waldstein sonata, 185, 187, 191-192       
Kol Nidre, 191-192, 203  
Haydn, 122-123, 127  
Brahms, 190  
Bach, 227, 229-231, 233, 237, 243-244 
     “Bohemian Rhapsody”, 228

Discussable passages from Find Me: 
 p.223: "And some of our fondest desires end up meaning more to us unrealized than tested..."

p.254: "...time is always the price we pay for the unlived life"

p.210: "You know, life is not so original after all. It has uncanny ways of reminding us that, even without a God, there is a flash of retrospective brilliance in the way fate plays its cards. It doesn't deal us fifty-two cards; it deals, say, four or five, and they happen to be the same ones our parents and grandparents and great-grandparents played. The cards look pretty frayed and bent. The choice of sequences is limited: at some point the cards will repeat themselves, seldom in the same order but always in a pattern that seems uncannily familiar. Sometimes the last card is not even played by the one whose life ended. Fate doesn't always respect what we believe is the end of a life. It will deal your last card to those who come after. Which is why I think all lives are condemned to remain unfinished."

Title mentioned on pages 115, 208-209, 243, 260

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Watchmen

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Book menu for Watchmen by Alan Moore

Food mentioned in Watchmen:
Beer, 47, 71, 107, 118, 163
Bourbon, 55
Coffee, 84, 100, 155, 222
Popcorn, 111
Indonesian takeout, 131
Hamburgers, 256
Scotch mist, 300

Music mentioned in Watchmen
:
Wagner, 3, 5
     "The Rid of the Valkyries", 3, 4
Elvis Presley, 107, 119
The Beatles, 107
Pale Horse, 222, 337, 378, 383
Devo, 222
Billie Holiday, 222, 238
Nellie Lutcher, 222
Louis Jordan, 222
"Unforgettable" / Nat King Cole, 225
Mick Jagger, 378
Bruce Springstein, 378
Cage (band), 380
Krzysztof Penderecki (composer), 380
Pierry Henry (composer), 380
Terry Riley (composer), 380

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Where'd You Go Bernadette

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Book menu for Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple


Food mentioned in Where'd You Go Bernadette
:
Doughnuts, 21
Coconut cream pie, 26
Garlic spread, 26
Lemonade, 33
Chocolate cake, 33
Rosemary Tarte Tatin, 47
Salt and Pepper Calamari, 68
Fried Shrimp, 70
Burritos, 94
Enchiladas, 94
Margaritas, 94f
Rose water ice cream, 133
Licorice, 148
     Red licorice, 262
Popcorn, 162, 164, 262
French toast, 232
Pink Penguin cocktail, 235, 300
Cabernet, 235
Whiskey sours, 235
Pizza, 240
Tequila, 247
Ice cram, 250
     Salted caramel ice cream, 251
Lasagna, 250
Potato chips, 264
Olives, 264
Peanuts, 265
Roast beef, 267
Yorkshire pudding, 267
Cheese puffs, 281
Argentinian BBQ, 296
Pineapple, 319

Books mentioned in Where'd You Go Bernadette:
Othello / William Shakespeare, 218
The Worst Journey in the World / Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 313

Music mentioned in Where'd You Go Bernadette:
Joni Mitchell, 29
Grateful Dead, 38
Pearl Jam, 47
Beatles, 79, 289
     Abbey Road, 79-81, 88-89
Prince, 115
     "Let's Go Crazy", 116
"O' Holy Night", 224
Morrissey, 247-248
Bruce Springstein, 259
"Man in the Mirror" / Michael Jackson, 277

Movies mentioned in Where'd You Go Bernadette:
Up, 70
Apocalypse Now, 113
Clock Work Orange, 135
Moulin Rouge, 248
A Hard Day's Night, 264
Funny Face, 264
That's Entertainment, 264
Xanadu, 264

Television shows mentioned in Where'd You Go Bernadette:
Friends, 148
Bewitched, 162

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 9780316204279)

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Chances Are



Book menu for Chances Are by Richard Russo

ISBN of edition I read: 9781101947746  (hardcover)


Food mentioned in Chances Are:
 Whiskey, 10, 13
Coffee, 10, 32, 108-109, 124, 149, 243
Chile rellenos, 13
Spaghetti with sausage,meatballs, and pork shoulder in
     tomato sauce, 19
Stroganoff, 27
Potato chips, 29
     with onion dip, 145
Wine, 30, 39 44-45
     Chardonnay, 47
Beer, 30, 39, 51, 55, 139-140, 198, 200
Scotch, 30, 221
Bloody Marys, 62, 80, 174, 221, 227-228, 253
Pumpkin spice lattes, 64
Fried clams, 74
Iced tea, 84
Clam rolls, 90, 92 94, 173
Pancakes, 96, 175
Ice cream cones, 96, 139
Boston cream pie, 109
Burgers, 140, 145
Brat sausages, 140
Cheesecake, 140, 230-233
Scrambled eggs and home fries, 149
Cole slaw, 173-174
Baked beans, 173-174
Corn bread, 173
Deviled eggs, 173
Crudo, 175
Coke, 230
Italian pastries, 231
Chicken fried steak, 236
Baked haddock, 236
Eggs Florentine, 253
Chowder, 301


Books/Authors mentioned in Chances Are: 
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow / Washington Irving,14
The Three Musketeers / Alexander Dumas, 24-25, 149, 180
Thomas Merton, 45, 47
     The Seven Storey Mountain, 17
Alexander McCall-Smith, 120


Music mentioned in Chances Are:
"Miss Atomic Bomb" / The Killers, epigraph
The Doors, 4
Buffalo Springfield, 4
"O, Canada", 5
Cat Stevens, 29-30
     "Peace Train", 30
The Decemberists, 64
Belle and Sebastian, 64, 175
Mumford and Sons, 64, 176
Tom Waits, 64
Leonard Cohen, 64
Josh Ritter, 64
Bruce Springstein, 64
Montovani, 64
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, 65
Nat King Cole, 65
"Chances Are" / Johnny Mathis, 65, 145-146, 228
Grace Slick, 72, 187-188, 194
     "Somebody to Love", 194, 236
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 116, 144
Crosby, Stills, and Nash, 141
Nutbush City Limits / Ike and Tina Turner, 179
Janis Joplin, 272
The Who, 272
Jim Morrison, 272
Richie Havens, 272
Bob Seger, 278
Tina Turner, 278

One of my favorite passages from Chances Are:
"But that's the thing about lies, right? Individually they don't amount to much, but you never know how many others you'll need to tell in order to protect that first one, and damned if they don't add up. Over time they get all tangled up until one day you realize it isn't event the lies themselves that matter. It's that somehow lying has become you default mode.And the person you lie to most is yourself" [p.245]

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Travel Light, Move Fast




Book menu for Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller


ISBN of edition I read: 9781594206740 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Travel Light, Move Fast:
Champagne, 6, 120, 150, 163-164, 180
Absinthe, 6
Blackberries, 6
Brandy, 7, 12, 40, 43, 56, 70, 77, 81
Tea, 17, 21, 25, 92, 99, 136
Pastries, 21
Coffee, 22
Rum punch, 32
Goat stew, 32
Irish Whiskys, 41
Oranges, 57
Mint Juleps, 67
Chai, 68
Boiled eggs, 92
Ham and cheese sandwiches, 109
Chocolates, 120
Short bread, 125
Fruit cakes, 125
Wine
     Red wine, 136
Caviar, 150
Escargot, 150, 180
Grappa, 164
Mangoes, 164
Guava, 164
Eggs, bacon and toast, 171
Margaritas, 190
Chocolate cake, 208
Eclairs, 208

Books/Authors mentioned in Travel Light, Move Fast:
"A Long Lifetime" (poem) / Kenneth Rexroth, 3
Leslie Pole Hartley, 15
Ian Fleming, 19
     Casino Royale, 82
Rupert Brooke, 40-41, 79
Stefan Zweig, 46
My Life was a Ranch / D.M. Somerville, 61, 132, 171, 189
Beatrix Potter, 66, 171, 188, 196
The Raj Quartet / Paul Scott, 68
The Far Pavilions / Mary Margaret Kaye, 68
Rudyard Kipling, 79, 95, 150
     Kim, 68
Graham Greene, 68
Somerset Maugham, 68
V.S. Naipul, 90
Paul Theroux, 90
     The Last Train to Zona Verde, 151
War and Peace / Leo Tolstoy, 90
Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy, 90
Jane Austen, 90
Agatha Christie, 170, 200
Evil Under the Sun, 99
Out of Africa / Isak Dinesen, 132, 168
The Flame Trees of Thika / Elspeth Huxley, 132
Nicholas and Alexandria / Robert K. Massie, 140
William Blake, 157
E.F. Benson, 159
William Carlos Williams, 168
The Burgess Bird Book for Children / Thornton Burgess, 170
An Island Story / H.E. Marshall, 171, 177
William Shakespeare, 198

 
Music mentioned in Travel Light, Move Fast:
"Young and Old" / Charles Kingsley, epigraph
"The Last Farewell" / Roger Whittaker, 59
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" / Isaac Watts, 79
"The Bandit" / Tex Ritter, 86
"Everything is Gonna Be Alright" / Bob Marley, 104
The Messiah / Handel, 160
"If I Were a Rich Man" (Fiddler on the Roof) / Zero Mostel, 180

Movies mentioned in Travel Light, Move Fast:
Out of Africa, 7
Evil Under the Sun, 99
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 203

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Gone So Long




Book menu for Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III

ISBN of edition I read: 9780393244106 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Gone So Long:
Iced tea, 3-4, 184, 209, 216, 234, 274-276, 280
Poached eggs, 4
Coffee, 4-5, 26, 31, 44-45, 52, 81, 123, 126, 145, 151, 156-157
  198, 201, 211, 241, 247, 254, 256, 258, 261, 350, 352
     Hazelnut coffee, 28, 81
     Espresso, 104
Fried clams, 5, 72, 145, 205
Bushmills Irish whiskey, 12, 40
Fried dough, 15, 75, 197, 266
Popcorn, 15, 85-86
Pancakes, 18, 65
     Strawberry & banana pancakes, 81
Eggs and bacon, 18,81
Wine, 38, 52, 80, 123, 136, 138-139, 212, 219, 221, 236, 238
   241, 246, 255, 319, 413, 416
     Red wine, 22, 450
     Malbec, 24
     Cabernet, 81, 88
     Sauvignon blanc, 126
     Merlot, 237
     Pinot Grigio, 248
     Pinot Noir, 399
Chicken Provencal, 38
Pickled eggs, 40
Scones, 346
     Walnut scones, 44-45
Grilled cheese, 68
Yogurt, 81, 171, 145, 447
Apples, 121
     Green apples, 81
French toast, 81
Mountain Dew,83
Lasagna, 88
Beans, 96, 267
Hot dogs, 96
Coke, 106, 113, 160, 209, 269, 272, 295, 324, 397
     Diet Coke, 147
Cuba Libre, 112
Baloney, 117
     Baloney sandwiches, 300
Pomegranate Juice, 118
Nuts, 121
     Peanuts, 339
Beef jerky, 121
Brandy, 123, 160-162
Gin, 124
Bourbon, 124, 212-214
Crab salad, 126
Tequila, 130, 161, 186
Vodka, 130, 280
Tacos, 131
Beer, 131, 133, 174, 257
     Heineken, 401
Brownies, 132, 150, 200
Steak and eggs, 133
Jim Beam, 133
Salmon, 140
Manicotti, 147
Garlic bread, 147
Salad, 147
Cotton candy, 148, 205, 333
Chartreuse liquor, 153
Peaches, 160, 199, 444
Crackers, 160
     Wheat crackers, 184, 188
Pork roast, 166, 304
Lemon cookies, 177
Deviled eggs, 185
Olives, 185, 188
Bananas, 201, 263
Pizza, 206, 266, 273, 369, 374
Potato chips, 207, 269, 300
Cracker Jacks, 207
Chocolates, 233
Jelly Beans, 283
Steak salad, 234
Blue glacier cocktail, 248
Negroni, 251
Champagne, 252, 399
Tomato bruschetta, 252
Fried ravioli, 252-253
Burgers, 267
French fries, 274
Fish tacos, 274
Chili, 295-296
Irish stew, 299
Chocolate chip cookies, 300
Martinis, 309
Cognac, 309
Chocolate cake, 333
Tortillas, 349
7&7s, 357
Baby kale with marcona almonds and apple jus, 406
Citrus soy gastrique & champagne mignonette with sherry maple gelee, 406
Venison with butternut puree and currant jus, 406
Caviar, 406
Lobster with pappardelle, leeks, and truffles, 406
Crab cakes, 406-407, 414
Herbal tea, 408

Books/Authors mentioned in Gone So Long:
"Prayer" (poem) / Marie Howe, epigraph
The Avengers (comic book), 18
Blue Beetle (comic books), 18
The Enemy Ace (comic books), 18, 380
Leaves of Grass / Walt Whitman, 26
The Pearl / John Steinbeck, 26
Jane Eyre / Charlotte Bronte,26, 346
The Catcher in the Rye / J.D. Salinger, 28
The Bridges of Madison County / Robert James Waller, 47
The Notebook / Nicholas Sparks, 47
The Sun Also Rises / Ernest Hemingway, 130
William Faulkner, 131
Willa Cather, 131
Saul Bellow, 131
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 131
Zora Neale Hurston, 131
Richard Wright, 131
Virginia Woolf, 131
Wuthering Heights / Emily Bronte, 133

Music mentioned in Gone So Long:
"Sugar, Sugar" / The Archies, 9, 72
"Proud Mary", 9
"Build Me Up Buttercup" / The Foundations, 15-16
Frank Sinatra, 20
Ornette Coleman, 38, 112 126, 128, 188, 199, 276, 352, 420, 434
     The Shape Of Jazz To Come, 26
Bobby Vinton, 47
Tony Bennett, 47
Dean Martin, 47
Pavarotti, 47
"Baby It's Cold Outside" / Ella Fitzgerald, 112
Freddy Fender, 133
The Mavericks, 133
Patsy Cline, 133
The Black Crowes, 150
Alice in Chains, 150
Jane's Addiction, 150
Grand Funk Railroad, 215
Black Oak Arkansas, 215
John Coltrane, 263
Live in the Black Forest / Cecil Taylor, 276
The Outlaws, 299
Freddie Hubbard, 313

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