Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Flight Attendant




Book menu for The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian


The public library where I work is hosting Mr. Bohjalian this coming May! So, I'll be reading and blogging about many of his novels during the next several months.


ISBN of edition I read: 9780385542418  (advanced reading copy)

Food mentioned in The Flight Attendant:

Date and sugar cookies, 3
Turkish Delight candies, 3
Scotch, 4, 47
Coke, 242
     Coke Zero, 4
     Diet Coke, 235, 354
Stoli vodka, 5-6, 9, 17, 56
Arak, 6, 9, 12, 32-33, 137, 209, 225
Tequila, 10, 61-62, 92, 193, 226, 354
     Jose Cuervo, 56
Gin, 10, 224-225
     Gin and tonic, 192, 224
Tea, 15, 80, 222
Iced tea, 17, 37
Rye and Arabian bitters, 17
Chocolate liqueur and raspberries, 18
Sangria, 21
Wine, 42, 92
     Red wine, 28, 53
          Chianti, 59-60, 91, 95
     Riesling, 47, 202
Mixed nuts, 30
Blanquette de veau, 32, 58
Coq au vin, 32
Halloumi Cheese, 39
Fresh fruit, 40
Maamoul Cookies, 40
Beer, 47, 62
Coffee, 53, 85, 105, 153, 262, 314
     Espresso, 141
     Cappuccino, 294, 296
Sipsmith, 56
Tomato soup, 58
Crackers, 58
Ice cream 66
     Rum raisin, 67
     Chocolate chip cookie dough, 67
Jelly beans, 69
Eggs in mustard sauce, 70
Scrambled eggs, 82
Home fries, 82
Bacon, 82
Oatmeal, 82, 138
Peanuts, 87
Drambuie, 92, 151, 225, 275
Mackinnon, 92
Cuttysark, 119
Altoids, 119
Negroni, 126, 129, 137, 274, 277, 302, 310
Akvavit, 137
Irish coffee, 138, 140
Falafel, 147, 166-167, 170
Pastries, 159
Cheeses, 159
Exotic fruits, 159
Yogurt and purslane salad, 159
Fried eggs and Turkish sausage, 159-160
Margaritas, 193, 200, 228
Ararat cognac, 214
Bagels, 215
Dim sum, 219
Dumplings, 219
Pan fried noodles, 219
Peppermint macaroons, 219
Spring rolls, 220
Jack Daniels, 221
Long Island iced tea, 222
Tsingtao beer, 222, 224
Pina colada, 222-223
Dirty martinis, 240
Warmed nuts, 241
Steak, 240
Salmon, 240
Limoncello, 274
Bellinis, 274, 277-278, 294-295, 297
Gelato, 291
Pecorino cheese, 292
Sparking water, 294, 310
Cointreau, 301-302
Panzanella salad, 310
Perugio chocolates, 313, 322
Vodka and tonic, 351

Books/Authors mentioned in The Flight Attendant:
Margaret Atwood, epigraph
Alexander Pushkin, 73, 153, 207
Leo Tolstoy, 31, 73, 118, 153, 203, 225, 313, 318, 353
     Happy Ever After, 74, 125, 203, 245
     Death of Ivan Ilyich, 125, 166
     Anna Karenina, 239
Ivan Turgenev, 31, 73, 153
Fyodor Dostoyevski, 31
Anton Chekhov, 73, 214
     Fathers and Sons, 73
King Lear / William Shakespeare, 204
Chernyshevsky, 214
Charlotte's Web / E.B. White, 224
The Giver / Lois Lowry, 224
Matilda / Roald Dahl, 224
The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne, 239
Carlo Levi, 312
A Raisin in the Sun (play) / Lorraine Hansberry, 325

Movies mentioned in The Flight Attendant:
Blade Runner, 16
Lawrence of Arabia, 16

Music mentioned in The Flight Attendant:
"Chandelier" / Sia, 100
"She Said She Said" / The Beatles, 177, 180
Tchaikovsky, 214
     Eugene Onegin, 5
"Concerto no. 2" / Mozart, 215
Taylor Swift, 240
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Leisure Seeker



Book menu for The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
ISBN of edition I read: 9780061671784 (hard cover)

Food mentioned in The Leisure Seeker:
Ice cream, 172-173
     Cones, 4, 118-120
Pecan logs, 15-17
Coffee, 15, 18-19, 33, 44, 98, 159, 174, 196, 203, 227
            229, 239-240
Hamburgers, 17, 19, 22, 37, 59, 135, 204-205, 216, 229
Chocolate milk shake, 20, 22
Sandwiches, 25, 44, 83
     Olive loaf sandwiches, 39
     BBQ pork sandwiches, 77
     Bologna sandwiches
     Roast beef, 222
Salisbury steak, 26
Popcorn, 28
Tea, 29, 127, 189, 203
Canadian Club, 7, 31, 52, 153
Hot dogs, 41, 59, 95
Cake, 44
Grapes, 45-46
Grape juice 45
Chicken in a Biskit crackers, 46
Eggs and bacon, 51
Toast, 51, 127, 189
Manhattans, 52, 172, 207-208
Pepsi, 53, 99-100, 153, 168-169, 192, 203, 236, 249
Potato chips, 57, 83, 225
Macaroni salad, 57
Jell-O salad, 57
Mustard potato salad, 59, 157
Three-Bean salad, 59
Ambrosia, 59
Hershey bars, 79
Root beer, 80, 83
Old fashioned, 83
Beer, 89, 91, 251
     Pabst Blue Ribbon, 89
     Milwaukee's Best, 235
French fries, 95
Dr. Pepper, 95
Pinconning cheese, 100
Chocolate frozen custard, 118
Grilled Cheese, 120
  Grilled ham and cheese, 157
Tomato soup, 120
Oatmeal, 127, 189
Macaroni and cheese, 135
Fried okra, 135
Sweet tea, 135
Cutty Sark, 140
Banana cream pie, 151
Apple pie, 141
Coconut cream pie, 141
Sociables crackers, 152
Vernors, 154
Boston Coolers, 154
Chicken noodle soup, 157
Apple sauce, 158
Bananas, 158
Chuckles candy, 163
Combos, 168
Fried bologna, 172
Dried fruit, 189
Steak, 212, 236
Look candy bar, 217
Cheese and crackers, 224
Coke,229, 263
Carlo Rossi Dago wine, 237
Cheez Its, 236
Wheat Thins, 236
Twice baked  potatoes, 236

Book/Authors mentioned in The Leisure Seeker:
Ambrose Bierce, 2
Louis L'Amour, 152, 172
     The Proving Trail, 66

Movies mentioned in The Leisure Seeker:
RAIN MAN, 9
The Grapes of Wrath, 142, 227
The Sting, 246

Television program mentioned in The Leisure Seeker:
MASH , 82
Adam-12, 104
The Tonight Show, 222
Cheers, 225
The Wonderful World of Disney, 253

Music mentioned in The Leisure Seeker:
Arthur Lyman,52
Ton Mottola, 53
Herb Alpert, 52
Jackie Gleason, 52
"Midnight Sun", 52
"Moon River" / Andy Williams, 53
Harry James, 97
"King of the Road", 106
Enoch Light & the Light Brigade, 198
     "Blue in the Night", 199
     "Fascinating Rhythm", 199
"I Don't Know Why", 263
"California Here I Come", 263

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Victoria and Abdul




Book menu for Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu


ISBN of edition I read: 9780525434412 (movie tie-in paperback)

Food mentioned in Victoria and Adbul :
Curries, 22, 24, 66-67, 70, 150, 281
     Chicken curry, 66, 152
     Madras prawn curry, 151
Watermelon, 37
Dried fruits, 37
Pan 42
Port, 50
Meat pie, 55
Cake, 55, 60, 90, 164
Oranges, 55
Sandwiches, 60
Strawberries and cream, 60
Eggs, 65
Toast and marmalade, 65
Dahl, 66
Pilau, 66
Birianis, 66
Dum Pukht, 66
Kormas, 66-67
Chocolates, 90
Whiskey toddy, 116
Tea, 164, 299
Champagne, 245
Scones, 299

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Molly's Game



Book menu for Molly's Game
by Molly Bloom


Food mentioned in Molly's Game
:
Lemon Drop Martinis, 19
Tequila shots, 20-21
Champagne, 40, 66, 81, 84, 95, 103-104, 111, 115
   134, 153, 157, 199, 214
     Louis XIII, 23
     Cristal, 24, 104
     Dom Perignon, 104
Bagels, 26-27, 62
Wine, 28, 79-80, 83
     White wine spritzer, 34
     Rosé 34, 80, 213
     Brunello, 126
Macallan scotch, 18, 32
Lychee martinis, 40
Cheese plate, 45-46, 57, 112
Diet Coke, 47
Coffee, 55, 152, 195, 208
     Choco lattes, 112
Caviar, 62, 94, 112, 15, 122
Diet raspberry Snapple, 62, 113
Beer, 77, 107
Bud Light, 77
Red Bull & vodka, 77, 206-208
 Nachos, 107
Cappuccino, 108
Fruit plate, 111
Bellini, 111-112
Charcuterie, 112
Johnnie Walker Blue, 133
Bloody Marys, 153
Cake, 153
Iced tea, 233
Apple martinis, 233

Books/Authors mentioned in Molly's Game:
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 93
Ulysses / Jame Joyce, 115
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll, 48-49

Music mentioned in Molly's Game:
"Night Moves", 45
"The Gambler", 45

Movies mentioned in Molly's Game:
Titanic, 44
Old School, 47
The Hangover, 47, 57
Notebook, 75

Television programs mentioned Molly's Game:
Best of Backyard Wrestling, 59
Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, 104
Welcome Back, Kotter, 138

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Mountain Between Us



Book menu for The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin


ISBN of edition I read: 9780767927000 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
Beer, 6
Nachos, 6
Hot wings, 6
Haagen-Dazs, 9
Caesar salad, 12
Pizza, 66, 283
     Pepperoni pizza, 12
Spicy tomato juice, 12
Wine, 308, 314
     Cabernet, 12, 112
     Red wine, 65
Coffee, 26, 51, 69, 71, 29, 81-82, 85, 109, 126, 140, 151, 173, 255, 282
     291-292, 295, 297, 304
     Latte, 297
Smoked almonds, 28
Doughnuts, 51-52, 291
Gin and tonics, 65
Trail mix, 70, 72-73, 78, 126
French silk pie, 88
Rocky road ice cream, 102
Popcorn, 104
Key Lime Pie, 104, 174
Cappuccino, 141, 297
Ice cream, 142
Orange juice, 143, 173
Egg sandwiches, 143
Sausage, 143
     Spicy sausage, 255
Muffins, 143
Raspberry danish, 143
Glazed doughnuts, 143
Gatorade, 147
Cheeseburger, 148, 299
French fries, 148, 299
Egg, 173, 255
New York strip, 173
Hash browns, 173
Peach cobbler, 174
Steak and potato soup, 213
Fried snapper, 218
Champagne, 225-226
Apple cobbler, 226
Hog dogs, 249
Pretzels, 249
Toast, 255
Cheese grits, 255
Cheese danish, 255
Pop Tarts, 292

Book mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
The Jungle Book / Rudyard Kipling, 41

Movies mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
Girl, Interrupted, 7
Sabrina, 7
Jeremiah Johnson, 33
Alive, 74
The English Patient, 139
Die Hard, 158
The Cowboys, 169
Pretty Woman, 193
Cast Away, 217
An Officer And A Gentleman, 231
Rocky IV, 307

Music mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
"I'll Fly Away", Albert Brumley, 28
Fleetwood Mac, 51

Television Program mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
The Six Million Dollar Man, 295