The Mastering the Art of French Murder and a Crisis of Mayonnaise

Welcome to this round of Cook the Books, the round I almost missed.

Deb from Kahakai Kitchen is hosting this month and chose Mastering the Art of French Murder by Coleen Cambridge.

About the book:

Fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Marie Benedict, Nita Prose, and of course, Julia Child, will adore this magnifique new mystery . . . → Read More: The Mastering the Art of French Murder and a Crisis of Mayonnaise

Rustic Spanish Bread for Parallel Mothers

Camilla is hosting our Movies & Munchies crew this month with Parallel Mothers. I had not heard of this film but I do like Penolope Cruz and I did enjoy Volver when we watched that back in the Food ‘n Flix days. We were gone a bit in May and Memorial Day complicated things, too, . . . → Read More: Rustic Spanish Bread for Parallel Mothers

A Big Fat Greek Salad and three films for Movies & Munchies

Camilla, the Movies & Munchies host for April, gave us plenty of choices. We could choose any three of the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movies. I decided to re-watch the first one and dive into the other two which I had not seen.

 

Number 1 (2002):

I had seen the original one . . . → Read More: A Big Fat Greek Salad and three films for Movies & Munchies

Relish: My Live in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley for Cook the Books

This round of Cook the Books finds us reading Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley. This was a first (as far as I know) for our culinary book club—Relish is a graphic novel. Simona is hosting and you can read the announcement post here.

About the Book:

Lucy Knisley loves food. The . . . → Read More: Relish: My Live in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley for Cook the Books

Sunshine on a Plate for La La Land

From the get-go, let me confess, I don’t usually seek out musicals. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate them. I’ve seen Cats at least four times (should I even admit to that?). Jesus Christ Superstar is a nostalgic favorite for me and my sister. I can sing along with most of Les Misérables.

But, . . . → Read More: Sunshine on a Plate for La La Land

“In My Kitchen” February 2024

I have no idea where January went. It seems like I was just putting up the Christmas decorations. Now, I’m hanging the Valentine’s Day wreath on the door. Time is just moving too fast.

To be honest, I almost skipped this posting. There was just nothing new in the kitchen. Then I . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” February 2024

Movies & Munchies New Year’s Eve Round Up

We have a mocktail, a cocktail, and some chocolate to celebrate New Year’s Eve! . . . → Read More: Movies & Munchies New Year’s Eve Round Up

Not Undercooked Risotto

I’m hosting the Dec/Jan round for Cook the Books. Cook the Books is a group of like minded culinary readers who obsess with foodie fiction and non-fiction alike. Well, maybe it’s not an obsession for all of us but I certainly could find a bit to relate to in Dan Adhoot’s Undercooked: How I Let . . . → Read More: Not Undercooked Risotto

New Year’s Eve, the January Movies & Munchies feature film

I’m hosting for January’s Movies & Munchies. Please consider joining us. Just head over to our Facebook page and ask for an invite to join. Then, post a recipe based on or inspired by the movie.

January always seems like a let-down month. I know it marks the beginning of the year with all . . . → Read More: New Year’s Eve, the January Movies & Munchies feature film

“In My Kitchen” January 2024

I think my January IMK posts are always the lengthiest. Our families and friends know us well so there’s always a lot of food and cooking-related items gifted and received. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and if you’re still celebrating, good for you! We had a few holiday gatherings and we were . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” January 2024