Sep 25, 2016

Sunday Salon: Good Taste by Jane Green

The Fortress: A Love Story by Danielle Trussoni, published September 20, 2016 by Dey Street Books. 
I am three-quarters of the way through this book, billed as "a memoir of love and transformation in France." It is about married foreigners in a 13th-century fortress in a small town in France, Aubais. The marriage is falling apart, and I'm not surprised given the bad vibes from the residence - a former fortress that may have seen a lot of bloodshed and death in the old days. The couple have even seen the same ghost at different times, albeit a friendly one, a woman in blue. Ghosts and violence in the past of a residence are not conducive to a happily married life,  in my opinion. 

Jane Green's new cookbook, Good Taste, came in the mail, thanks to NAL.
Good Taste: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Family and Friends by Jane Green, October 4, 2016, NAL
There are fairly simple, uncomplicated recipes that I'd like to try - 
- Daily Baby Back Ribs, with only six ingredients and five easy steps. 
- Slow Braised Onion Chicken, with seven ingredients (including three different parts of the chicken) and easy prep for an oven baked dish. 
- Plum Tart Tatin looks delicious.

I am still reading two novels about children "adopted" by Native American Indian couples in complicated scenarios.
In LaRose by Louise Erdrich, a tragic accident leads one family on a North Dakota reservation to give up their precious young son to another Indian family. 
In Winter's Child by Margaret Coel, an Arapaho couple on a reservation hopes to formally adopt a white child left by a stranger on their doorsteps years before. 

What are you reading this week? 

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  1. A cookbook by a fiction writer? Interesting. Do you find that it is more imaginative than the typical cookbook? Curious!

  2. Wow, Jane Green wrote a cookbook? Sounds like fun.

    I also love the look of the other books, like The Fortress. Enjoy! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. The cookbook definitely looks intriguing and I love Margaret Coel. She's one of those authors I used to read all the time and then for some reason kind of forget about her. I need to catch up. Have a great week!

  4. Those Native American stories both sound interesting.

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    1. Comment Edited (without the typo):
      This is my third sighting of Good Taste! I think you will enjoy it. Thank you for sharing a bit about your reading,Harvee.

  6. What an eclectic bunch of reading you're doing.

    I didn't know Jane Green the author published cook books? Is it the same Jane Green?

  7. I was so excited to get the Jane Green cookbook - the photos are gorgeous!

  8. I like the idea of the books on the adopted children. Both sounds very interesting. Hope you enjoy it! Happy reading and here's my It's Monday:

  9. I have Good Taste, too! I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but they all look fabulous!

  10. Hope you find some great recipes in Good Taste. Happy reading!

  11. Oh, those recipes sound fantastic! Simple food is so often the most delicious food. :)

  12. The Fortress sounds good.

    I chose the slow braised onion chicken as a favorite too. It looks so delicious. I will feature it on my preview post on October 5.

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
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  13. I am a fan of Jane Green's, I didn't realise she had a cookbook coming out. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week,

    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

  14. I cannot wait to start cooking from that book!


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