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Elle Jauffret

Writer ~ Lawyer ~ Fork Handler

Meal from THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman

Dec 8, 2015

“[…] I could remain soaking under water in the claw-foot tub […] I felt comfortable in this element, a sort of girlfish […]” (p.7-8) “My father insisted I wear white cotton gloves in the summer and a creamy kid leather pair when the chill set in.” (p. 9) “Hannah’s sister made us a meal of barley soup, stuffed cabbage, then a roast chicken […] I was reminded of my mother’s cooking, the way se sang to herself as she went about her chores, her use of herbs to make the meal more appealing. “ (p. 210) THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman

The story: The life of Coralie  Sardie (the daughter of a Coney Island “Freak Show” who plays the human mermaid for paying customers) intertwined with the life of Eddie Cohen (a Russian immigrant photographer) in the late 1800s.

Roasted chicken:Bone-in skin-on chicken breast + rosemary + olive oil. Place chicken in pan, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and sprinkle with rosemary. Bake at 350 degrees F until chicken’s temperature reaches 165° F (between 30-45 minutes).

Stuffed cabbage: roast cabbage leaves with a drizzle of olive oil in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes- until leaves are soft and pliable. Fill with your favorite farce and roll.

Barley vegetable soup:  (to come)

 

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