Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Red Tent

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Book menu for The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Food mentioned in The Red Tent
:
Barley bread, 16
Olives, 16, 18, 38, 110, 144, 152
Lamb with coriander and marinated in sour goat milk
   and pomegranate sauce, 18
Quince compote, 18
Figs, 188, 231
     Figs stewed with mulberries, 18
Dates, 18, 222
Wine, 18, 25, 32, 92
Beer, 18, 32, 92, 152
Mead, 38
Lunar cake, 96
Cheese, 110, 144, 152
Pomegranates, 180, 188
Melons, 222
Cucumbers, 222

Page numbers refer to the trade paperback edition (ISBN: 0312195516)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Boston Girl

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Book menu for The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Food mentioned in The Boston Girl:

Punch, 19, 66, 133
Cookies, 19, 133, 261, 309
Hot dogs, 24
Cherry pie, 24
Saltwater taffy, 24, 297
Mixed nuts, 29
Ham sandwiches, 30
Pickles, 30
Ice cream, 32, 128, 166, 286, 297
Lemonade, 32
Tea, 48
Coffee, 48, 80, 84, 213
Whiskey, 48-49, 57, 208, 253
Honey cake, 49, 57
Wine, 49, 80, 129, 208, 262
Chocolate drops, 54
Apple pie, 74, 229
Carrot tsimmes, 77
Lobster, 80
Parker House rolls, 84
Eggs and bacon, 84
Peaches, 107, 109
Boiled eggs, 109
Sponge cake, 129, 262
Chocolate cake, 167
Gin fizz, 177
Petit fours, 211-212
Chinese dumplings, 218
Pancakes, 228, 240
Hummus, 244
Pita bread, 244
Olives, 244
Challah, 256
Strudel, 261, 293
Espresso, 284
Kugel, 293
Stewed fruit, 296
Apples, 314
Watermelon, 314
Raspberries, 314
Sambuca, 314

Books mentioned in The Boston Girl:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 14, 81
     "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", 14, 17-18
 Charles Dickens, 24
William Shakespeare, 117
     Romeo and Juliet, 117-120
Uncle Tom's Cabin / Harriet Beecher Stowe, 163
The Waste Land / T.S. Eliot, 196
John Milton, 289
John Dryden, 289
Geoffrey Chaucer, 289
Willa Cather, 289
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 289
Sinclair Lewis, 289
Rumplestiltskin / The Brother Grimm, 301
Little House on the Prairie / Laura Ingalls Wilder, 301
Hop on Pop / Dr. Seuss, 302
The Feminine Mystique / Betty Friedan, 310

Music mentioned in The Boston Girl:
"Sweet Adeline", 20
"Over There", 132
Mozart, 224
"Let Me Call You Sweetheart", 224
The Beatles, 314

Movies mentioned in The Boston Girl:
The Wizard of Oz, 23

TV Shows mentioned in The Boston Girl:
Upstairs, Downstairs, 175

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Day after Night

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Book menu for Day After Night Anita Diamant

Food mentioned in Day After Night:
Coffee, 3, 128
Oranges, 8, 48, 191
Cucumber and tomato salad, 9
Apples, 10, 49, 79, 81, 98, 100
Tea,  16, 27, 43, 48, 116
Chocolate squares, 28, 89
Chcolate bars, 33
Rosh Hashanah baked apples, 34
Schnapps, 40
Ice cream, 41, 276-277
     "Nina came to their table with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. They each took a spoonful, but passed  it along so that Jacob could have the lion's share.

     He sniffed it cautiously and asked Esther, 'Will I like this?'


     'Don't tell me you have never had ice cream before.' Tedi gasped.

     After one tentative spoonful, he smiled at the five watching women and said, 'This is good.'

     He inhaled the rest while they interrupted one another debating the merits of flavors he had yet to taste: chocolate, strawberry, coffee, caramel.

     But after he licked the bowl clean, Jacob declared, 'This is my favorite, forever.' 

     (p.276-277)

Stuffed cabbage, 41
Olives, 42, 175, 223
Leben, 42
Wine, 43, 81, 118
Lollipops, 60-61
Carrot tzimmes, 67
Noodle kugel, 67
Apple cake, 71
Potato kugel, 71
Challah, 80
Strudel, 82, 84, 166
Fruit compoté, 82
Cookies, 84, 166
     Butter cookies, 98
Fruit and cheese, 95
Pears, 98
Pineapples, 109-111
Brandy, 116
Toffee, 125
White peaches, 135
Halvah, 145-146, 149, 157
Coffee cake, 166-167
Boiled eggs, 175, 276
Candied dates, 292

Books/Authors mentioned in Day After Night:
Reebe Nachman de Breslov, epigraph
Hansel and Gretel / The Brother Grimm, 60

Music mentioned in Day After Night:
"The Hope Song", 53-54
Beethoven's piano sonatas, 102
"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree..." / The Andrews Sisters, 271

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition: ISBN - 9780743299848

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Good Harbor

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Book menu for Good Harbor by Anita Diamant


Food mentioned in Good Harbor
:
Peanut butter sandwiches, 16
Chicken soup, 22, 24
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes, 24
Apple pie, 24
Brandy, 28
Herbal tea, 28, 87
Coffee, 29 33, 118, 136, 158, 162-163, 235
Potato chips, 40
Lemonade, 40, 150
Popcorn, 44
Fruit, 44
Wine, 52-53, 57, 122-123, 156, 176
Challah bread, 57, 60, 202, 223
Orange-glazed chicken 57
Pan fried potatoes, 57
Green beans, 57
Chocolate mousse, 57
Geneva cookies, 66
Calzones, 70
Scali bread, 70
Cookies, 70, 101, 103, 129, 144
Cappucchino, 70-71, 74, 120
Biscotti, 71
Corn chips, 89
Iced tea, 100
     Raspberry iced tea, 197
Pizza, 108, 184, 195
Brownies, 108
Diet Coke, 117
Blueberry waffles, 118
Fish sandwiches, 130, 176, 199
French fries, 130
Chocolate shakes, 130
Hot chocolate, 144
Pancakes, 144
French toast, 144
Margaritas, 148, 201
Peanut butter cookie, 156
Eggs and toast, 163
Brownie sundaes, 178
Beer, 184, 188
Tuna steaks, 188
Roast chicken, 202
Marinated swordfish, 214
Roasted asparagus, 214
Peach upside down cake, 214
Marinated calamari, 223
Coffee ice cream, 242-243, 252
Strawberry shortcake, 247, 251

Books/Authors mentioned in Good Harbor:
Lewis Carroll, 12
     The Chronicles of Narnia, 32
Maurice Sendak, 13, 26, 74
Barbara Kingsolver, 37
Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy, 49-50, 53, 56
Amy Tan, 67
Harry Potter / J.K. Rowling, 67
Charles Olsen (poet), 72, 75
Jane Austen, 74
Margaret Atwood, 74
Toni Morrison, 74
Beverly Cleary, 74
E.B. White, 74
Silent Spring / Rachel Carson, 95
Antigone / Sophocles, 223
Epitaphios, 223
De Bello Civili / Julius Caesar, 223
Goodnight Moon / Margaret Wise Brown, 126
Robinson Crusoe / Willem Dafoe, 141
Padriac (poet), 163
Ciaran (poet), 163
Donagh (poet), 163
In the Night Kitchen / Maurice Sendak, 222

Music mentioned in Good Harbor:
Mozart, 26
Barbara Streisand, 36
Dean Martin, 69-70
     "Return to Me", 70
"Puff the Magic Dragon" / Peter Paul and Mary, 117
"I Could Have Danced all Night", 211

Magazines mentioned in Good Harbor:
Good Housekeeping, 36
Soldier of Fortune, 53

Television shows mentioned in Good Harbor:
The Simpsons, 240
Baywatch, 89
Going My Way, 94



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Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter

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Book Menu for The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter by Holly Robinson

Food mentioned in The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter:

Jell-O with Cool Whip, chapter 1
Hamburger patties with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, chapter1
Sunflower seeds, chapter 2
Chocolate milk, chapter 2
Cokes, chapters 2, 6, 10
Lemonade, chapters 2, 17, epilogue
Creamed tuna with peas on saltines, chapter 3
Gingerbread, chapter 6
Chocolate cake, chapter 8
Chocolate, chapter 9
Dinty Moore beef stew, chapters 10, 18
Apple cider, chapter 11
Scotch,chapters 12,15, 18
Apple pie, chapter 12
Spaghetti, chapter 12
Shepherd's pie, chapter 13
Coffee, chapters 14 ,16, 17, 19
Ice cream, 15
Grilled muffins, chapter 16
Lasagna, chapter 16
Cheeseburgers, 16
Strawberry pie, 18
Hots dogs, 18
Ice tea, epilogue 

Books mentioned in The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter:
A Wrinkle in Time / Madeline L'Engle, chapter 9
Peyton Place, chapter 11
Sylvia Plath, chapter 16
The Cat in the Hat, chapter 19

Movies mentioned in The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter:
National Velvet, chapter 1
The Wizard of Oz, chapter 5

Magazines mentioned in The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter:
Newsweek, chapter, 1
Highlights for Children, chapter 9
Seventeen, chapter 10
Time, chapter 14

Television shows mentioned in The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter:
Star Trek, chapter 2
Captain Kangaroo, chapter 3
The Jetsons, chapter 3
General Hospital, chapter 13

Music mentioned in The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter
The Beatles, chapter 3
"In-a-gadda-da-vita" / Iron Butterfly, chapter 6
"We Shall Overcome", chapter 10
Morrison, chapter 13
Hendrix, chapter 13
"Wild Horses" / Rolling Stones, chapter 15
"Lady Godiva", chapter 15

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Rien Ne Vas Plus

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Book menu for Rien Ne Vas Plus by Margarita Karapanou; translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich

Food mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Brandy, 6, 38
Coffee, 9, 91, 98, 108, 127
Bulgar and tomatoes, 19
Ice cream, 67, 70, 73, 95-97, 158, 167
Tea, 75, 78, 107
Chocolate cake, 78
Champagne, 84, 158
     Pink champagne, 107, 115, 127, 157
Caviar and crackers, 84
Petits fours, 92
Marshmallows, 96-97
Pizza, 105, 156, 159
Sausage pies, 105, 156, 159
Chocolate bar with almonds, 152
Spinach pie, 156, 159
Apple pie, 156
Strawberries, 158
Eclairs, 159
Bloody Marys, 176-177

Books/Authors mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Dostoevsky, epigraph
Marcel Proust, 164
     Le temps retrouvé, 5, 8
     A la rechrche du temps perdu, 37
The Three Musketeers / Alexandre Dumas, 102
Dante's Inferno, 31
Thousand and One Nights / Edward William Lane, 69
William Faulkner, 92
Macbeth / William Shakespeare, 100
George Byron, 117
George Sand, 117
Virginia Woolf, 118
Nobody's Boy / Hector Malot, 153


Movies mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Rashomon, epigraph
Fanny and Alexander, 26
Jaws, 28
Gone with the Wind, 78, 156
Tea and Sympathy, 86
The Ten Commandments, 95
Dressed to Kill, 139, 159
Kiss of the Spider Woman, 148

Music mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Chopin, 117
"How Deep is Your Love" / Bee Gees, 131
"Just Like a Woman" / Bob Dylan, 131
"Baby, Please Come Back", 131
Billie Holiday, 175, 177-178

Television shows mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
General Hospital, 93, 95
Love Boat, 96
All My Children, 97

Title mentioned on pages 11, 125, 162, 164


Discussable quote from Rien Ne Vas Plus
:
 "Love, he told me. Love everything from the grass to the first person who walks by in the street. Love it all. That's the only thing that can make life not just bearable, but beautiful." (p. 98)

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Scapegoat


Book menu for The Scapegoat by Sophia Nikolaidou; translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich

Food mentioned in The Scapegoat:
Eggs and bacon, 3
Ouzo, 5
Orange juice, 17
Bourbon and water, 21
Pesto pasta, 21
Chocolate turtles, 21
Tsipouro, 22, 69, 219, 222
Wine, 31
Pork roast, 32
Bean soup, 38
Reindeer with elderberry sauce, 44
Goulash, 68
Chocolate cake, 68
Marinated anchovies, 68
Coffee, 69, 129
Spinach rice, 76
Koulouri, 82, 120
Fried eggs, 123
Tsourekia, 131, 157
Mussels pilaf, 142
Stuffed peppers, 142
Orangeade, 157
Bread and cheese, 185
Wafer cookies, 218
Grilled cheese sandwiches, 218
Roast pork and fried potatoes, 218
Orange juice, 235

Books/Authors mentioned in The Scapegoat:
Dracula / Bram Stoker, 9
John le Carré, 14
 William Shakespeare, 54
Kafka, 68
"The Forest Boat" (poem ) / Nikos Engonopoulo, 76
Cicero, 111-112 224
Homer, 112
George Byron, 119
Cavafy, 145
Catulus (poet), 229

Music mentioned in The Scapegoat:
Miles Davis, 164

Discussable passages from The Scapegoat
:
"Freedom is a sneaky thing. You think it's actually free, but sometimes it turns out to be pretty pricey." (p.75)

"That's the danger with freedom; it's an abyss. Will you fall in?" (p.192)

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