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by Sharon Boorstin

Free eBook Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship download ISBN: 0060012838
Author: Sharon Boorstin
Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (April 16, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 336
Category: Self-Made
Subcategory: Relationships
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Let Us Eat Cake book. I went into this expecting to read about food, but also got a well-written memoir on friendship between women

Let Us Eat Cake book. Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship. I went into this expecting to read about food, but also got a well-written memoir on friendship between women. It was a surprisingly engaging tale of a life. Warning, though, like any good foodie book, it will make you hungry.

Let Us Eat Cake celebrates these connections

Let Us Eat Cake celebrates these connections. As a young girl, Boorstin helped her mother make tuna casseroles; on a college trip to Europe, she and her girlfriends compared men and restaurants with equal zest; after she became a food writer, Boorstin bonded with women in the food world including Barbara Lazaroff (Mrs. Wolfgang) Puck, the Too Hot Tamales, and Julia Child. Today, after decades of enjoying food and cooking together, Boorstin and the women in her life have come to understand what truly makes for female friendships.

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SHARON BOORSTIN, author of Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship. This book is dedicated to my parents. WHEN WRITING a first book, it is tempting to acknowledge everyone who has meant something to you in case you never write another. I will refrain from doing that and confine my acknowledgments to those people who have helped me with this book. Like gentle if somewhat harried shepherds, they have steered my brother and me through our chaotic lives.

Food writer Boorstin has written a powerful memoir that celebrates connections among the women in her life, from her grandmother-a completely improvisational cook-to famous women chefs she has met through the years. Every woman has poignant food memories: the times she licked the bowl when her mother baked a cake, or helped her grandmother make blintzes, tortillas, or Southern fried chicken.

Sharon Boorstin has written for More, the Los Angeles Times, . She was the restaurant critic for the LA Examiner and is also the author of Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship. Confidential, Jewish Woman magazine, Bon Appetit, and more. She speaks to women?s groups across America and has co-written screenplays for feature films and television. Visit ww. ookinforlove.

Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship. June 17, 2003, Avon A. Paperback in English

Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship. Paperback in English. Libraries near you: WorldCat.

Let Us Eat Cake celebrates these connections. With dozens of delicious recipes and vintage photos, this moving book will inspire readers to remember and cherish their own experiences with food and friends

Let Us Eat Cake celebrates these connections. As a young girl, Sharon Boorstin helped her mother make tuna casseroles; on a college trip to Europe, she and her girlfriends compared men and restaurants with equal zest; after she became a food writer, Boorstin bonded with women in the food world, including Barbara Lazaroff (Mrs. Wolfgang) Puck and Julia Child. With dozens of delicious recipes and vintage photos, this moving book will inspire readers to remember and cherish their own experiences with food and friends. Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship by Sharon Boorstin. Publication Date: June 17, 2003. Paperback: 336 pages. Food and recipes are a powerful element in Shoba’s story-tokens of identity and a passport to freedom. An entirely enchanting look at growing up in South India, in an exotic world populated by the flower woman, maamis, and the colorful and opinionated members of an extended Hindu family.

A charming memoir and cookbook that celebrates the connections women make through cooking and food

Every woman has poignant food memories: The first time she helped her mother bake a cake, or helped her grandmother make blintzes, tortillas, or Southern fried chicken. And how about the times she and her girlfriends baked chocolate-chip cookies, or, later, prepared elaborate dinners to impress potential husbands? Let Us Eat Cake celebrates these connections.

As a young girl, Sharon Boorstin helped her mother make tuna casseroles; on a college trip to Europe, she and her girlfriends compared men and restaurants with equal zest; after she became a food writer, Boorstin bonded with women in the food world, including Barbara Lazaroff (Mrs. Wolfgang) Puck and Julia Child. Today, after decades of food and cooking, Boorstin and the women in her life cook together for the sheer pleasure of it, and they have come to understand what truly makes for female friendships.

With dozens of delicious recipes and vintage photos, this moving book will inspire readers to remember and cherish their own experiences with food and friends.

User reviews
Wen
Honestly baffled as to the glowing reviews above mine here. I know I'm going to sound like Debbie Downer, but what was the big deal? I didn't think Sharon Boorstin was a 'fabulous storyteller', nor do I think that is a 'fabulous writer'. My book club was assigned this for March, and 5 out of the 6 I've talked to gave that little 'eh. comme-ci, comme-ca' shrug of their shoulder when asked how they liked it. One friend in particular cited irritation with the name-dropping of famous people, and the 'whole LA scene'. I'll ask her for specific gripes this Saturday at our club.

Now, I will say this: I truly liked the charming, sweet stories about her friends, growing up in a different era (ie my mom's era), the power that food has to remind us of long-ago memories, and the connections with women friends and family, the ones who are so important to stay in touch or get back into touch with. In fact, I wish everyone had as good mother/daughter relationship as was portrayed here. But a 'masterpiece'? Not a chance.

That said, this is the only work by this author I've read, so it's quite possible that the rave reviews are coming from fans who adore her entire body of work. If that's the case then I'm happy to be proven wrong, and would absolutely try another book/story as long as it's recommended by someone else.

Anyway, those are my two cents. I mean no disrespect, it's just one single female's opinion. For what it's worth.

Now I'm off to shop - I've chosen to make the Canlis salad for our book club. Wish me luck!
Vijora
"That night, as we dined outside on the porch, we could glimpse the top of Mont Blanc above the distant mountains. For a few moments during dessert, the sunset turned the peak a vibrant shade of fuchsia. It reminded Sheila and me of the view of Mount Rainier from the house where we grew up in Seattle." ~ Pg. 121

Sharon Boorstin has a way with words and her humor, love of cooking and memories of her childhood make this a fascinating read. To be honest, I connected with this book on so many levels I started to wonder why we had lived such similar lives. Page after page revealed details and similarities that I could not imagine could all be in one book.

Then, the day after James Brown died, I was reading a book and his name appeared. So I decided to listen to an album of his Ballads while reading this book and I noticed a similarity in the nostalgia of his songs and the memories in this book.

The stories and recipes in this book evolved from a notebook of collected recipes. The recipes all have a story to tell and this is as much about cooking as it is about a life that inspires adventures in the kitchen. Memories of Sharon Boorstin's mother making jam reminded me of my mother teaching me to make strawberry jam in Africa. Her memories of Seattle, Chicago, boats on Lake Washington, teaching, raising chickens, fondues, beef stroganoff, salmon, tuna fish sandwiches, angel food cake, tarte tatin, cherry-red punch and trips to Burgermaster all sounded so familiar.

Everyone has a story and Sharon Boorstin is especially good at recounting her life as it relates to recipes. This book is filled with serious life choices, spontaneous moments, warm cozy memories and the inevitable heartbreaks and challenges of existence. She tells the story of her childhood, how she met her husband and writes beautifully about trips overseas and her exotic culinary discoveries.

This woman has lived a full life with writing adventures in India, Belize, New Zealand and France. She writes beautifully about delicious French pastries! Her descriptions capture memories so vividly, when she is talking about making a salad with tarragon, the scent of tarragon seems to rise from the page. This book is the story of her friendships and as she says: "...a woman really is the sum of all the friends she has had in her life." Some of the recipes include:

Mirelle's Halibut in Champagne
Ina's Brownies
Luz and Susan's Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Judy's "Moonshadow" Chicken
Mary Ann's Fresh Fruit Brûlée
Ruth's Chocolate Fudge
Robin and Maggie's Frozen Mocha Mousse
The Husband-Catcher Cake

"Above the pastures, the trails climbed through thick woods. We scavenged in the underbrush for frais du bois, intending to take the tiny wild strawberries home for dinner; instead, we ate most on the spot. Above the tree line we discovered Sound of Music territory--grassy fields polka-dotted with wildflowers and sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountains. Our favorite trail ended at an Alpine lake." ~ pg. 119

If you laugh while reading the first sentence of a book, that is usually a good sign. There are many humorous moments throughout to inspire laughing out loud. This book made me laugh and cry and it reminded me of all those long summers I spent at my grandmother's home in Seattle, learning to cook.

If you enjoy cooking and love reading about a cook's journey through the world, this presents an especially intriguing set of memories along with the delicious recipes that inspired a life of cooking. She tells the story of how she talked to Julia Child at a party and later interviewed her on the phone. Sharon Boorstin's writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit and Food Arts. She was the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and lives in Beverly Hills, California.

I love that Sharon Boorstin has snorkled with sharks and experienced horseback riding among a herd of elk in New Zealand. But what I love most about Sharon Boorstin's writing is her amazing ability to repaint pictures from the past with delicious details and a sense of nostalgia. Reading her books gives me hope! Her writing is a true inspiration and if you have ever thought of writing a cooking memoir, this is an excellent example of what can be achieved when you consider how every recipe has a story to tell. I can also highly recommend her novel: "Cookin' for Love." I hope she is working on another book because I love her writing style.

~The Rebecca Review
Ferne
I am a very discerning reader, and this book is a masterpiece.
If any woman reads this review who has no idea what the book is about, it doesn't matter. This book will speak to all women.
I guarantee whomever is reading this that they will love this book!
If you enjoy cooking and reading very entertaining stories about food related experiences, you simply must read this book. Boorsting is a fabulous writer, and everyone will feel like she is writing directly for them. I felt like I was reading a book written by one of my best friends! Give this book 5 pages, and you will fall in love with it.
Gavirgas
If I could give this book more thatn 5 stars, I would. I LOVED it! It was one of those rare books that I tried to read slowly, because I didn't want it to end. Ms. Boorstin is an excellent storyteller, and her passion for her subject is evident. I sincerely hope she writes another book soon.