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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

2016 Random House

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Hardcover. 

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 Clarence’s divine cornflake-crusted fried chicken, Grandpa Charles’s spicy San Antonio chili, and Grandma Inez’s birthday-only cinnamon rolls, Flinn—think Ruth Reichl topped with a dollop of Julia Child—shows 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 childhoods—and spend time in their kitchens making new memories of their own.

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