Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good
A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family
A delicious memoirfrom the author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry
In this family history interwoven with recipes, KathleenFlinn returns readers to the mix of food and memoir beloved by readers of herbestselling The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. Burnt ToastMakes You Sing Good explores the very beginnings of her love affair withfood and its connection to home. It is the story of her Midwestern childhood,its memorable home cooks, and the delicious recipes she grew up with. Flinnshares tales of her parents’ pizza parlor in San Francisco, where they soldUncle Clarence’s popular oven-fried chicken, as well as recipes for the chili made by former army cook Grandpa Charles, fluffy Swedish pancakesfrom Grandma Inez, and cinnamon rolls for birthday breakfasts. Through thesedishes, Flinn came to understand how meals can be memories and how cooking canbe a form of communication.
Brimming with warmth and wit, this book is sure to appeal toFlinn’s many fans, as well as readers of Marcus Samuelsson, Ruth Reichl, andJulie Powell.
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