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Elle Jauffret

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Satisfying Space Reads: fiction and non-fiction

The story: Presumed dead, an astronaut finds himself stranded and alone on Mars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If the oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the water reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If th…

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Chicago World's Columbian Exposition 1893

Meal from THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY  by Erik Larson (Paperback 2004 Edition p. 98):

Filet Mignon à la Rossini; Fond d'Artichaut farci (stuffed artichoke heart); Potatoes à la Duchesse

  

 

FILETS MIGNONS À LA ROSSINI

3 tbsp truffle oil (or vegetable oil) + 4 shallots…

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The White Cathedral from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

“The White Cathedral was a cavern of alabaster quartz…. Its walls were damp and bloomed with mushrooms, salt lilies, toadstools shaped like stars. It was buried deep beneath Ravka...” SIEGE and STORM by Leigh Bardugo p.427.  “…in the White Cathedral, people were careful not to stray too far from…

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SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo - a three-course meal

Among the several dishes mentioned in SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo, we chose the following three: Brandied Cuckoo, Mushrooms Baked In Cream, Honey Mousse  (SIEGE AND STORM, Hardcover p.196-197)

Mushrooms Baked In Cream  (Hardcover p.196)

1 lb mushrooms (baby portabella best)

1 t…

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RYEVOST's lamb and fresh bread

"My mouth watered at the smells of roasting lamb and fresh bread, and I treated myself to an apple as I refreshed my supplies of hard cheese and dried meat." S&B (hardcover p. 252)

Roasted lamb steaks with mint (for 4)

2 lamb steaks
2 tsp mustard (Dijon best)
1/4 medium onion (coarsely chopp…

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"Malenchki" dumplings from SHADOW AND BONE (GRISHA Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo

"Malenchki" dumplings: sweet dumplings served with peaches.
"Ravkan" peasant dish inspired by SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo (mud-faced little ghost-looking dumplings served with the last of summer peaches- S&B page 1).

Recipe: 
1 1/2 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of…

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PEETA'S GOAT CHEESE AND APPLE TART

PEETA'S GOAT CHEESE AND APPLE TART
“We make a goat cheese and apple tart at the bakery,” Peeta says. (Hard cover p. 309)

Dough: 
1 ¼ cup flour
8 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
½ tbsp fresh parsley (or ½ tsp dried)
1 shallot (minced) or ¼ of a small onio…

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PRIMROSE’S DANDELION AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD

Katniss and Primrose used to harvest edible weeds in the Meadow, filling their buckets with dandelion greens and flowers on which they would gorge for dinner. (chapter 4)
Katniss purchased a sick goat that she gave her sister as a gift. Prim nursed it back to health and uses its milk to make ch…

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SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo - Cover reveal!

Today I am celebrating the unveiling of the cover of SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo, a Tsarist Russia-inspired novel that I had the privilege to read last month (release date: June 5th, 2012) and after which I created a couple of recipes. 
(http://www.leighbardugo.com/recipes/). A Russian di…

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