Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

Book menu for Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

ISBN of edition I read:  9780345803481 (paperback, Vintage Books ed.)

There was a great discussion about the Fifty Shades trilogy on NPR's On Point program today (7/11/12). Check it out:  http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/07/11/50-shades-of-grey.

Food mentioned in Fifty Shades of Grey
 Champagne, 23-4, 54, 56, 241 389
     Bollinger champagne,250, 252,  309
     Moet & Chandon Champagne ,464
Coffee, 38-40, 128
English Breakfast Tea, 41-2, 129, 458
Blueberry muffin, 42-3
Margaritas, 56, 93
Orange juice, 65, 128, 130, 393, 395, 425
Pancakes, eggs, bacon, 71, 375
     Pancakes and bacon, 127-8, 458
Omelet, 127, 375
     Egg white omelet, 71
Wine
     Pouilly-Fume , 94
     Pinot Grigio , 152, 155
     Sancerre , 215
     Chablis , 316
     Prosecco, 338-339
Cheese with baguette, 102
Grapes, 102
Diet coke, 152, 397
Nettle soup, 153
Venison, 155
Lasagna, 163
Mixed nuts, 215, 483
Olives, 215
Oysters, 219-220, 232
Black cod with asparagus, crushed potatoes in hollandaise sauce, 222, 225, 232
Bagels, 232-3
Chinese takeout, 302, 305, 382
Pizza, 307
Chicken Caesar salad, 316-7
Cranberry juice and sparkling water, 332
Chorizo and scallops with roasted red peppers and shallots, 341-2
Beef Wellington, 343
Lemon syllabub, 344
Coke, 397
Cosmo (drink), 414, 417, 419, 425, 433
Gin and tonic, 419-421
Strawberries, 442-3, 444, 493
Croissant, 444
Gazpacho soup, 463
Steaks marinated with garlic, oil, lemon, 463
Pasta alle vongole, 483

Books/Authors mentioned in Fifty Shades of Grey :
Thomas Hardy, 47, 249
     Tess of the D'Urbervilles , 21, 54-5, 95, 225, 293, 444
William Shakespeare, 47
Jane Austen, 47
     Pride and Prejudice, 225
Bronte sisters, 47
     Jane Eyre , 225
The Wings of the Dove , 380
Upton Sinclair, 380
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 380
La Dame Aux Camelias   / Alexandre Dumas, ?

Movies mentioned in Fifty Shades of Grey:
Blade Runner ,91
The Piano,439

Music mentioned in Fifty Shades of Grey:
The Flower Duet from the Lakme Opera/ Delibes, 80
Thomas Tallis,81
     "Spem in Alium",493
Kings of Leon,81
Bach, 122-3
Alessandro Marcello, 123, 496
Amy Studt,127
Bruce Springstein,151
Snow Patrol,187, 189
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras ,316
"Witchcraft" / Frank Sinatra, 333
"La Traviata"/Verdi, 446
"Toxic" / Britney Spears, 446
Damien Rice,447
Pachelbel's Canon in D,477
"Préludes, Op.28" / Chopin,496 

                                                                      
                                                                  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Little Bee


Book menu for Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave

ISBN of edition I read: 9781416589648 (trade paperback)

Food mentioned in Little Bee:
Cinnamon bun, 1
Coke, 1, 251
Fried plantain, 8
Dried pineapple, 13, 67, 74
Rum and lemonade, 31
Mangoes, 52
Bread and cheese, 77
Cassava, 84, 138
Crisps (chips), 97
Ice cream, 97, 217, 239
Gin and tonic, 100, 116, 118, 122, 136
Tea, 128, 149
Cheese and pickle sandwich, 147
Champagne, 162
Smarties candies, 164
Banana cake, 164-5
Pouilly Fume wine, 165
Amaretto biscuits, 171
Mushroom omelet, 172
Hot dogs, 217
Satsumas, 235
Popcorn, 243
Peanuts, 251

Books mentioned in Little Bee :
Collins Gem Pocket Gem Dictionary, 8, 12, 49-50
Shakespeare, 68
Great Expectations / Charles Dickens, 129 

Television programs mentioned in Little Bee:
Love Island, 49
Hell's Kitchen, 49
Who Wants to be a Millionaire, 49

Magazines mentioned in Little Bee:
BBC Music Magazine, 235

Movies mentioned in Little Bee:
Top Gun (Widescreen Special Collector's Edition), 66

Music mentioned in Little Bee:
"We Are the Champions" / Queen, 55-6
"One" / U2, 133-4

Superheroes mentioned in Little Bee:
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (throughout the book)