A delicious memoir
from the author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry
In this family history interwoven with recipes, Kathleen
Flinn returns readers to the mix of food and memoir beloved by readers of her
bestselling The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. Burnt Toast
Makes You Sing Good explores the very beginnings of her love affair with
food 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. Flinn
shares tales of her parents’ pizza parlor in San Francisco, where they sold
Uncle Clarence’s popular oven-fried chicken, as well as recipes for the chili made by former army cook Grandpa Charles, fluffy Swedish pancakes
from Grandma Inez, and cinnamon rolls for birthday breakfasts. Through these
dishes, Flinn came to understand how meals can be memories and how cooking can
be a form of communication.
Brimming with warmth and wit, this book is sure to appeal to
Flinn’s many fans, as well as readers of Marcus Samuelsson, Ruth Reichl, and
Julie Powell. Download and start listening now!