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Elle Jauffret

Writer & Fork Handler

Blog posts : "north america"

Niçoise Salad from SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES & OTHER LESSONS FROM THE CREMATORY by Caitlin Doughty (non-fiction)

“I was beginning to doubt that my own body would be well cared for were I to die young. The very idea of Bayside Cremation crushed me with loneliness. I was burdened with the thoughts that any of my Facebook friends would be quick to comment “Yummy!” on a photo of my Nicoise salad, but wou…

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Meal from THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman

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

“[…] I could remain soaking under water in the claw-foot tub […] I felt comfortable in this element, a sor…

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Treats for TOBY (picture book)

The book: a young boy and his father decide to adopt a dog from the local rescue shelter.

Written and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, and published by Candlewick press, TOBY will be released on Sept.13, but is available for pre-order everywhere. For more info, check http://www.hazelmitch…

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The Deadliest Cook in America's Ice Cream with Peaches (Non-fiction)

Handmade ice cream from TERRIBLE TYPHOID MARY: a True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

“The new cook had made a special dessert — homemade ice cream with fresh cut-up peaches.” (Hardcover p.32) “By 1900 scientists had found a small percentage of people who …

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Meal from JOYLAND by Stephen King (Fiction)

 
Tuna-and-macaroni salad, smoothie, and Fig Newtons from JOYLAnd by Stephen King

The story: a 21 year-old boy’s summer, at Joyland amusement park in North Carolina in 1973.

Excerpt from JOYLAND by Stephen King (First hard case crime edition: June 2013; paper back): “I went into the …

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Cornmeal pancakes and toasts from ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake (Fiction/YA)

Cornmeal pancakes and toasts topped with jam.

The story: a 17 year-old ghost hunter meets a type of phantom he has never faced before.

“[…] My mother asks while standing over the griddle making us cornmeal pancakes. […] She sets a plate of pancakes and toast down in front of me, each top…

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