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Recipes From My Life: Unabridged Selections from the Pat Conroy Cookbook | [Pat Conroy, Suzanne Williamson Pollak]

Recipes From My Life: Unabridged Selections from the Pat Conroy Cookbook

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 pâte brisée.
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Publisher's Summary

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 pâte 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".

©2004 Pat Conroy and Suzanne Williamson Pollak; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[Author Pat Conroy's] recollections range from hilarious to poignant. But throughout, he easily convinces listeners to share his opinion that 'cooking and story-telling make the most delightful co-conspirators.'" (Publishers Weekly)

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    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-30-09
    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-30-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful!!"

    Loved it, loved it, loved it. Just too short, I wanted more. Would definitely recommend, it was funny and insightful.

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    Barbara Kreykenbohm 06-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Hearing my favorite author read his own book!"
    What did you love best about Recipes From My Life?

    This book is a wonderful continuation of Pat Conroy sharing wonderful life stories of life in the low country. It is so great to hear the word from Pat himself!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Recipes From My Life?

    The sunset ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Description of grilling a steak.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Please ask Pat to record more of his books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie Richmond, VA, USA 09-07-09
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    "Interesting but wanted more"

    Picked up some good hints to use, but thought it was more like a long short story

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