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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family | Kathleen Flinn
A delicious new memoir from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry A family history peppered with recipes, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good offers a humorous and flavorful tale spanning three generations as Kathleen Flinn returns to the mix of food and memoir readers loved in her New York Times bestseller, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. Brimming with tasty anecdotes about Uncle Clarences divine cornflake-crusted fried chicken, Grandpa Charless spicy San Antonio chili, and Grandma Inezs birthday-only cinnamon rolls, Flinnthink Ruth Reichl topped with a dollop of Julia Childshows how meals can be memories, and how cooking can be communication. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good will inspire readers (and book clubs) to reminisce about their own childhoodsand spend time in their kitchens making new memories of their own. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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AileenRR
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Lovely midwestern family stories based around food. I liked parts 1 and 3 best which were about the author‘s immediate family. Part 2, which centered on her grandparents, had some sweet stories but I found myself tuning out a lot.

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InnerSavvy
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Enjoyed reading this memoir of this midwest family. Written to entertain.

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jdiehr

"Once I asked my grandmother if she loved me. It was in the middle of a hectic weekend morning when she was acting as short-order cook for a flock of kids and six adults. With a bit if exasperation, she replied quickly, 'I don't have to tell you I love you. I made you pancakes.' I was then handed my plate and told to sit down. She was right. I could taste her love in every bite."

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jdiehr
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Another great #dollartreefind - I love when that happens!
This is one if those books that makes me want to write my own. Everyone has a story. This is a lovely tribute to the author's family and includes lots of yummy sounding recipes.

JosieG I always browse the book section at Dollar Tree. I don't ALWAYS walk out with a book, but sometimes I end up with more than one just because for $1 I'm more willing to take a chance. And sometimes there are some truly exceptional finds hiding there. 1y
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webhau1
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Have read this in the past and loved it. Reading Again for bookclub. The audiobook is good on this one also.

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MPL
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Outdoor reading is the best reading. 🌳

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MPL
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Weekend book club reading.

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BritanyA
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Such a cute memoir. Read for #BookRiot challenge, and enjoyed reminiscing with the recipes, photos, and stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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webhau1
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I really love this book! I have read it and then also listened to the audiobook and it has a great narrator. It is filed many times with the cookbooks, it is really a memoir with recipes. The recipes are things the author remembers about growing up in a resourceful family. When I read it, it brought up so many funny memories for me from the time this time period. It is really a great read!!! So worth it

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WhiteDayLilies
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I absolutely loved this book! I was unsure about reading something referred to as a "good memoir" but am so very happy my local library had this book. There is so much heart in this family's stories. My mouth watered at all the recipes too! I would recommend this to everyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️?

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WhiteDayLilies
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...and I'm sitting here bawling my eyes out! This book is wonderful!! 😍📖

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WhiteDayLilies
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"Eat it. Burnt Toast makes you sing good," she'd tell them. This is becoming a fun game... Find the book's namesake in the book! Challenge accepted ??

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Spiderfelt
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This is was exactly what I look for in a food memoir: great stories, life lessons and recipes that spring from a place, a time and a history. The last chapter made me cry and the epilogue summed up all the lessons perfectly. The author's background as a journalist was evident in the concise writing.

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Spiderfelt
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My three favorite things: books, bikes and ferries. Today I got all three chaperoning 8th graders as they biked to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island.

brendanmleonard Awwww field trips! I miss chaperoning those. 3y
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Spiderfelt
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Is there such a thing as an 'untrue fact'? Is 'true fact' an oxymoron or just a redundancy?

DivineDiana Interesting observation! 3y
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Spiderfelt
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Editing sound files for the WA Talking Book & Braille Library. This memoir opens doors into my mother's world, at long last.

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