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Download Recipes From My Life: Unabridged Selections from the Pat Conroy Cookbook Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Conroy Narrator: Pat Conroy Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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It all started 30 years ago with a chance purchase of The Escoffier Cookbook, an unlikely and daunting introduction for the beginner. But Conroy was more than up to the task. He set out with unwavering determination to learn the basics of French cooking, stocks and dough, and moved swiftly on to veal demi-glace and pte brisée. With the help of his culinary accomplice, Suzanne Williamson Pollak, Conroy mastered the dishes of his beloved South as well as the cuisine he has savored in places as far away from home as Paris, Rome, and San Francisco.

Each chapter opens with a story told with the inimitable brio of the author. We see Conroy in New Orleans celebrating his triumphant novel The Prince of Tides at a new restaurant where there is a contretemps with its hardworking young owner/chef, years later he discovered the earnest young chef was none other than Emeril Lagasse; we accompany Pat and his wife on their honeymoon in Italy and wander with him, wonderstruck, through the markets of Umbria and Rome; we learn how a dinner with his fighter-pilot father was preceded by the Great Santini himself acting out a perilous night flight that would become the last chapters of one of his son's most beloved novels. These tales and more are followed by corresponding recipes, from Breakfast Shrimp and Grits and Sweet Potato Rolls to Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Chestnuts and Beefsteak Florentine to Peppered Peaches and Creme Brulee. A master storyteller and passionate cook, Conroy believes that A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/8/2010

    " A great southern cookbook but on the gourmet side of southern cooking. The famous author, Pat Conroy, "Prince of Tides" met Frank Stitt on a plane and they became good friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 11/15/2009

    " Page 223...The Roast Pork Loin Stuffed with Rosemary, Bacon and Onions. Wow! Cooked this a couple of times and it has gotten rave reviews each time. You can prepare some of it the day before if you are having a brunch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John-Bryan | 1/18/2009

    " Oh Frank! A friend of mine. He and his wife Pardis have changed the way Birmingham, if not the South look at cooking.

    Give this as a gift and know that this book is about honest local cooking.

    A true talent presented perfectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 11/20/2008

    " Delicious recipes! We love the poached egg salad(lots of steps!) and the spicy baked oysters! Always a pleasure to support a local talent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 9/13/2008

    " Great recipes by an even greater chef. I love regional cookbooks and this one is a worthy contender. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 7/31/2008

    " For those of us living in the south, great updates on traditions. This is about taking southern food and elevating it to art. The cornbread is out of this world, who'd a thunk cornbread could be. This gets a Brett's Food Choice Award.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 5/14/2008

    " Ditto what my sister said! The stories included in this cookbook remind me of how wonderful it is to have grown up in the South and to have a family that likes to connect over a meal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 5/8/2008

    " Some might find it odd to 'read' a cookbook, but this is delicious in every way! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/29/2008

    " More interesting than his recipes are his comments about the overall race relations in the South and his influence on them. They seem a little idealized. "

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About the Author
Author Pat Conroy

Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy (1945–2016) was an American author of acclaimed novels and memoirs, two of which made it to #1 on New York Times bestsellers list: Beach Music and South of Broad. Four of his novels were made into major motion pictures: The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Conrack, and The Lords of Discipline. The novel on which the movie Conrack was based, The Water Is Wide, won an NEA Human and Civil Rights Award and an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.