Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Night Circus

Book menu for The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

ISBN of edition I read: 0385534639 (Hardcover)

Food mentioned in The Night Circus :
Tea, 9-11, 31
   Mint tea, 156-157
French bread and cheese, 26, 33
Bordeaux wine, 33
Scones with jam and clotted cream, 39
Brandy, 45, 59, 137, 243
Caramel apples, 50, 125-7, 385
Cider, 50, 109, 111, 143, 171-172, 175
Popcorn, 51, 125-127, 143
     Chocolate covered popcorn, 89
     Caramel popcorn, 89
Sparkling wine, 58
Coffee, 59, 137
Vermouth-poached oysters, 67
Apples, 90, 200
Champagne, 133
Absinthe, 156
Chocolates, 164
     Chocolate mice with almond ears and licorice tails, 170, 195
Cinnamon rolls, 195-196
Cocoa, 195-197
     Spiced cocoa, 241
Chocolate-covered strawberries, 228, 276
Dumplings, 241

Books/Authors mentioned in The Night Circus :
Oscar Wilde , 7
William Shakespeare, 251, 294, 319
     Hamlet, 320
     As You Like It , 321
     The Tempest , 369

Discussion questions for The Night Circus:
1. Compare Celia to Marco
2. For what is the circus a metaphor?
3. What roles do the colors black, white, gray and red play?

Libraries/Librarians mentioned in The Night Circus:
pages, 25, 30, 58, 88, 134-135, 138

                                                             

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Book menu for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

ISBN of edition I read: 0812982428 (movie tie-in paperback)

Food mentioned in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel :
Apple juice, 4
Tennet's beer, 12
Bacardi and Coke, 15
Mangoes, 15, 17, 20, 23
Birianis, 32, 211
Cream cakes, 32
Whiskey, 59, 104, 175
Squid, 60-61
Chilean Merlot, 62
Fisherman's pie, 79
Kingfisher beer, 84
Chicken Provencal, 93
Apple crumble, 93
Fanta, 99, 254
Cooper's marmalade, 107
Omelets, 108
Hard boiled eggs, 109
Gin and tonics, 136, 221
Cream of tomato soup, 139
Dhosas, 145-146
Idlis, 145-146
Chicken tikka, 145
Frappuccino, 149
Mutton pilau, 157
Oranges, 157, 178
Trifle, 158
Gulab jamuns, 168
Jalebis, 169
Shortbread fingers, 172
Thali, 176
Pepsi, 183
Chicken bhuna, 139-190
Coronation chicken, 262
Fried pomfret, 262
Lemonade, 277
Rum and mango juice, 288
Cheese straws, 289
Wiener schnitzel, 291
Bordeaux wine, 294
Christmas pudding 297
Vegetarian lasagna, 312
Chablis, 314

Books/Authors mentioned in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel :
The Golden Straw , 110
From Here to Nirvana / Ann Cushman, 215
Kama Sutra , 230
Wilbur Smith, 263
Alice Through the Looking Glass / Lewis Carroll, 277
Macbeth / Shakespeare, 279

Movies mentioned in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel :
Gilda , 41
Five Easy Pieces , 303

Music mentioned in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Mozart: Requiem , 7
"Enigma Variations" / Elgar, 32
"Cosi fan Tutte" / Mozart, 77
Dinah Washington , 144, 291
     "Mad about Boy", 144
Peggy Lee, 182
Duke Ellington , 291
Ella Fitzgerald , 291

Television programs mentioned in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel:
Jerry Springer, 57
Upstairs, Downstairs , 124
Inspector Morse , 158
East Enders, 186-187

Magazines mentioned in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel:
Reader's Digest, 174
Newsweek, 174
Bunty, 205
Good Housekeeping, 214

Libraries mentioned in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: page 290
                                                                      
                                                                  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen


Book menu for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

ISBN of edition I read:  9780151012763 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen :
Chicken balti, 15
Coffee, 23-4
Tea, 50
Cucumber sandwiches, 50
Whiskey and soda, 53, 274
Champagne, 53, 274
     Krug '85, 53, 274
Cardamom-flavored coffee, 57, 211
Salad, 64
     Caesar salad, 212
White wine, 64, 71, 212
     Australian Chardonnay, 111
Pasta with scallops, 71
Custard cremes, 112

Arab bread and hummus, 220

Books/Authors mentioned in SSalmon Fishing in the Yemen :
Christopher Hansard, 153
William Thackeray , 324
Fielding, 324
William Hazlitt (essays), 324
Thomas Browne (essays), 324

Music mentioned in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen :
"Raining in My Heart", 123
"I'm Not in Love" / 10CC, 127-8
"The Ride of the Valkyries" / Wagner, 152

Movies mentioned in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen :
A River Runs Through It , 90
Apocalypse Now , 153

Magazines mentioned in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen:
The Economist , 12
Trout and Salmon, 15, 90, 92
The Atlantic Salmon Journal, 15
Country Life, 22, 124
Field & Stream , 22
Punch, 239

Television programs mentioned in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen:
A Passion for Angling, 90
                                                         

The Silver Linings Playbook

Book menu for The The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

ISBN of edition I read:  9780374264260 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in The Silver Linings Playbook :
Crabby snacks, 24-6, 31, 72
Pizza, 145
     Three meat pizza, 24, 72, 110
Buffalo wings, 24, 72, 110
Scrambled eggs with cheese and tomatoes, 37
White wine, 44
Yuengling Lager beer, 46, 100, 160
Lasagna and baked asparagus, 49
Key Lime pie, 49
Raisin bran, 69-70, 115
Hoagies, 87, 89
Eggs and sausage, 100
Ham sandwich with sundried tomato paste, 155
Indian kabobs, 160
India Pale Ale, 172
Cheese steaks, 211
Eggnog, 235-6
Ham and pineapple sauce, 254
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans, 260
Apple pie, 260

Books mentioned in The Silver Linings Playbook :
The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald, 9
Ernest Hemingway, 21-2
     A Farewell to Arms , 21-2, 121
The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne, 57
The Bell Jar / Sylvia Plath, 120-22, 127
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain, 217, 219-221, 224
The Catcher in the Rye / J. D. Salinger, 224, 228, 282

Music mentioned in Silver Linings Playbook :
Kenny G , 34-5, 42, 56, 125, 137, 204
     "Songbird", 12-13, 35, 270
"Pathétique " (Piano Sonata #8) / Beethoven, 153
"Gonna Fly Now " (theme song from Rocky), 190, 268
"Total Eclipse Of The Heart " / Bonnie Tyler, 196

Libraries mentioned in Silver Linings Playbook :
pages, 9, 18, 21, 120, 219, 243