Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Egg and Spoon





Book menu for Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 9780763772201 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Egg and Spoon:
Squash pie, 18
Dried fruit, 46
Salted nuts, 46
     Macadamia nuts,  169
Wine, 46
Cordials, 46
Juice, 46
Cured meats, 46
Bagels, 47
Apples, 50, 52, 121, 196, 345
Berries, 50
     Lingonberries, 69
Porridge, 54, 57
Stewed fruit with cinnamon, 57, 59
Tea, 140, 159, 242
     Spiced tea, 66
     Orange tea, 303
Hard cheese, 70, 72
Jam, 70, 829
Brown rolls, 70, 72
Salt biscuits, 100
Figs, 100
Croissants, 114-115, 204
Sausages, 127, 329
White beans, 127
Borscht, 141, 151
Hot pastrami on rye, 153
Sherry, 160, 225-226
Cheerios, 166-167
Orange juice, 176
Blinis with caviar, 194
Chocolate cakes, 197
Sticky buns, 199
Gingerbread, 215
Marzipan, 215
Champagne, 226, 246
Oranges, 312
Grappa, 314
Brownies, 322
Cheese and crackers, 329
Ham, 329
Cinnamon custard, 351
Hot cocoa, 417
Ice cream, 458
Coleslaw, 474
Black bread, 474


Books/Authors mentioned in :
Charles Dickens, 120
     Bleak House, epigraph
"The Tribute" (short story) / Jane Gardam, epigraph
Wuthering Heights / Emily Bronte, 66
H.C. Andersen, 232
     The Snow Queen, 137
William Thackeray, 159
Denis Diderot, 169
The Edgar Allan Poe, 169
"The Soul Selects Her Own Society" (poem), Emily Dickinson, 182
Leo Tolstoy, 222, 259
Gregor Mendel, 233
Jane Austen, 263
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 277
Honore de Balzac, 277
Maimonides, 322


Musicals mentioned in Egg and Spoon:
Annie Get Your Gun, 169
The King and I, 169
Damn Yankees, 169
Cats, 169


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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Shelter: a novel




Book menu for Shelter by Jung Yun

ISBN of edition I read: 9781250075611 (hardcover)

A colleague recommended this book and I'm so glad she did. This is such a powerful, current, and relevant story. Like the main character, Kyung, I am the child of immigrant parents and this novel really struck home for me.  This is a great title for a book club. I look forward to reading Ms. Yun's next novel.


Food mentioned in Shelter:
Grapes, 4, 51
Popcorn, 4, 307
Cheese, 4
Bananas, 4, 52
Toast, 5
Omelets, 5, 193
Pancakes, 5
Cookies, 33, 118
Granola bars, 33
Coffee, 41, 52, 118, 132, 193, 227, 270, 295
Orange juice, 51
Raisins, 51
Pizza, 52
Apples, 52
Cheese and crackers, 98
Pate, 98-99
Sandwiches, 112, 117, 120-121
Potato chips, 122, 307
Mini candy bars, 122
Lasagna, 131-132, 134, 136
Dumplings, 149
White wine, 173
     White burgundy, 215
Red wine, 173
Tea, 184
Blueberry muffins, 193, 196
Yogurt, 193
Grapefruit juice , 193
Beer, 201
Lobster, 215-216
Bourbon, 316

Books/Authors mentioned in Shelter:
Heraclitus, epigraph
Treasure Island / Robert Louis Stevenson, 128
Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe, 128
The Call of the Wild / Jack London

Music mentioned in Shelter:
"The Dock of the Bay" / Otis Redding, 159
Jimi Hendrix, 160
Johnny Mathis, 288
Simon and Garfunkel, 288
The Platters, 288 

Movies mentioned in Shelter:
The Sound of Music

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Three Rotten Eggs



Book menu for Three Rotten Eggs (Hamlet Chronicles) by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 0618096558 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Three Rotten Eggs:
Coffee, 5-7, 10, 20-21, 51, 53, 62, 121
Doughnuts, 45
     Jelly Doughnuts, 137, 155
Candy bars, 53
Peanut butter sandwiches, 86
Radish and raisin sandwich, 95
Cupcakes, 96
Curried crab cakes, 100
Popcorn, 101
Penny candy, 121
     Jawbreakers, 121
     Tootsie Rolls, 121
Ice cream sandwiches, 121
Yogurt, 137
Milk, 148
Cookies, 148
Flapjacks, 180
Chicken Pot Pie, 184

Books/Authors mentioned in Three Rotten Eggs:
Horton Hatches the Egg / Dr. Seuss, 97-98

Music mentioned in Thee Rotten Eggs
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic", 172
"The Wedding March" / Mendelsohn, 86

Movies mentioned in Three Rotten Eggs:
The Terminator, 2, 37


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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

After Alice




Book menu for After Alice by Gregory Maguire


Food mentioned in After Alice:
Marmalade, 7,9, 19, 22, 28-30, 37, 89, 131, 153, 210, 268, 301, 319
Tea, 8, 112, 285
Sherry, 18
Jam pastries, 75
Cake, 103, 105, 115
    Madeira cake, 116
    Damson gateau, 116
Rhubarb syllabub, 106
Brioches, 113
Tarts 115, 128
Stollen, 117
Crumpets, 165
Mock turtle soup, 208
Bread and cheese, 210
Lemonade, 231
Lemon drops, 238
Cornish pasty, 262
Scones, 287


Books/Authors mentioned in After Alice:
" Thyrsis" (poem) / Matthew Arnold, 11
Bleak House / Charles Dickens, 16
Inferno / Dante, 18, 40
William Shakespeare, 151
     A Midsummer Night's Dream, 20, 31, 47, 306
Geoffrey Chaucer, 35
Alfred Tennyson, 50
Karl Marx, 55
Household Tales / Brothers Grimm, 59
/ C.S. Lewis, 205
The Lord of the Rings / J.R.R. Tolkien, 205
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 282
The Chronicles of Narnia


Music mentioned in After Alice:
"La Cathedrale Engloutie" / Debussy, 4
"Rock of Ages" (hymn), 137

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Border (short story)




Book menu for "Border" by John Ajvide Lindqvist



ISBN of edition I read: 9780312620530 (hardcover story collection: Let the Old Dreams Die)

Food mentioned in "Border":
Wine, 5
     White wine, 38
Coffee, 11-13
Ice cream, 12
Mushrooms, 36
Strawberry juice, 53


Books mentioned in "Border":
Henning Mankell, 1, 15
Isaac Asimov, 2
Ray Bradbury, 2
Arthur C. Clarke, 2
Five Go to Billycock Hill / Enid Blyton, 8
Ake Edwardson, 15
     Sail of Stone, 16
     Death Angels, 16
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Stieg Larsson, 16
The Brother Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 32
Comet in Moominland / Tove Jansson, 37


Movies mentioned in "Border":
The Phantom Carriage, 24
Sir Arne's Treasure, 24, 26


Music mentioned in "Border":
Chopin's piano sonatas, 44
 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Next Queen of Heaven




Book menu for The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 9780061997792 (paperback)

Food mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Coffee, 12-13, 37, 39, 121, 124, 172, 203, 241, 270
Whiskey sours, 18
Croissants, 34
Brioche, 35
Power Bars. 35
Burgers, 37, 39, 122
Fries, 39
Chocolate-covered cherries, 48
Jell-O, 54
Spaghetti-Os, 56, 60
Green beans, 60
Chow mein noodles, 60
Beer, 76, 121-122, 264, 267
Tea, 78, 149, 198, 200, 203, 217
Toast, 78
Cookies, 85, 217
     Freihofer's, 299
Pears, 92
Cinnamon Cheerios, 94, 96
Celery soup, 95
Tater tots with American cheese, 100
Eclairs, 105-106
Jack Daniels, 109
Tuna Salad, 121, 171
Ice cream, 121, 206
Doughnuts, 124, 311
Genessee Cream Ale, 140
Pound cake, 149, 151
Curried mango dip, 176
Turkey, 186
Eggnog, 186
Shortbread, 198
Diet Coke, 203
Beans, 227
Milkshakes, 240
Pizza, 246, 249
Pancakes, 270
Fluffernutter, 282
Oyster crackers, 285
Bourbon, 301
Cucumber sandwiches, 333

Books/Authors mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Stephen King, 29
Salman Rushdie, 30
Our Town (play) / Thornton Wilder, 44
Dr. Seuss, 109, 195
     Hop on Pop, 108
John Keats, 120
William Blake, 120
Emily Dickinson, 120
W.B. Yeats, 127
The Nun in the World / Leon Suenens, 152
The Hardy Boys / Franklin Dixon, 163
Nancy Drew Diaries / Carolyn Keene, 163
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain, 163
William Shakespeare, 191, 238
     Hamlet163
Moby Dick / Herman Melville, 163
The Last Battle / C.S. Lewis, 165
Curious George / Margaret Rey, 256
Frank McCourt, 272
The Wind in the Willows / Kenneth Grahame, 287
Charlotte's Web / E.B. White, 287

Music mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Kurt Kobain, 20
Aerosmith, 20
"Believe" / Cher, 36
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" / Dusty Springfield, 44
"I Want it That Way" / Backstreet Boys, 45
Celine Dion, 194
     "I'm Your Angel", 46
"Angel of Mine" / Monica, 46
"Angel" / Sarah McLachlan, 46
South Pacific soundtrack, 48
Steven Sondheim, 64, 73
     "Send in the Clowns" / 64
Clancy Brothers, 64
The Carpenters, 64
Brian Eno, 88-89
Crosby, Stills and Nash, 88
Beach Boys, 89
"Pange Lingua", 96
"Freedom" / George Michael, 118
Whitney Houston, 194
     "I Will Always Love You", 119
"Personal Jesus" / Depeche MOde, 122, 126
"Five Mystical Songs" / R. Vaughan Williams, 127
"Burn the Priest" / Lamb of God, 190
Billy Joel, 194
Paul McCartney, 194
Barbara Streisand, 194
Sinead O'Connor, 223
Village People, 235
Neil Sedaka, 299
"O Holy Night", 308
"The First Noel", 322
"New York" / Frank Sinatra, 346

Movies mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Cabaret, 96
The Sound of Music, 96
Young Frankenstein, 198
Silence of the Lambs, 294

Television programs mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Baywatch, 280
Star Trek, 224, 281
One Life to Live, 281
Gilligan's Island, 283
Wheel of Fortune, 333

Operas mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
The Pirates of Penzance, 248
Mikado, 248

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Seven Spiders Spinning




Menu for Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire

Food mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning
:
Baloney, 11-12, 22
     Baloney sandwich with Dijon mustard, 18
Cheese pizza, 24
Carrot sticks, 24
Beet soup, 26
Yogurt, 40
Apple juice, 40
Chocolate coconut doughnuts, 40
Bagels and lox, 40
Dill pickles, 40
Cream soda, 40
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, 40
Egg salad sandwiches, 40-42
Jell-O, 47
Tea, 72
Banana cream doughnuts, 72
Apples, 79, 85-86
Cookies, 79
Apple cider, 80
Cottage cheese, 81
Celery sticks, 81
Raspberry mousse doughnuts, 81
Jelly doughnuts, 91, 111


Books/Authors mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
Matilda / Roald Dahl, 24, 27
Louis L'Amour, 57
Charlotte's Web / E.B. White, 66, 128

Magazines mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
The Science Times, 6, 18
People, 44

Movies mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
Arachnophobia, 11
Wizard of Oz, 80-81

Music mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
"There's no Business Like Show Business", 8
The Nutcracker Suite, 26

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