Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Thousand Splendid Suns


Book menu for A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

ISBN of edition I read: 9781594489501 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in A Thousand Splendid Suns :
Grapes, 4
Pistachios, 4
Ice cream, 5, 25, 66
   Rose water ice cream, 358
Dishlemeh candy, 15
Quinces, 15
   Quince marmalade, 349
Green tea, 16, 352
Watermelon, 16
Toffee, 29
Sugar-coated almond candy, 47
Cookies, 72
Borani, 80
Aushak, 80
Roasted almonds. 80
Qurmas, 91, 109, 150
Sabzi, 91
Pickled eggplant, 115, 221
Carrot marmalade, 115
Shorwa, 116
Fanta soda, 117
Aush soup, 120, 145
Boiled beans with cilantro chutney, 140
Kofta, 145
Mantu, 145
Dogh, 149
Mastawa, 150, 189
Mulberries, 204
Chai, 223, 225, 328
Halwa, 224 , 328
Jelabi, 274
Figs, 320
Tangerines, 326
Chapli kebabs, 337
Meatball sandwiches with cucumber, 344
Ginger ale, 344
Gaaz nougat, 352

Movies mentioned in A Thousand Splendid Suns:
Pinocchio (Disney), 357
Titanic, 362
Superman: The Movie, 367

Discussion questions for A Thousand Splendid Suns:
What are the parallels and differences between Mariam and Aziza?

Libraries mentioned in A Thousand Splendid Suns :
page 348: In Herat, most of the streets are paved, lined with fragrant pine. There are municipal parks and libraries in midconstruction, manicured courtyards, freshly painted buildings.