Friday, April 16, 2010

Let us eat cake by Sharon Boorstin

Wow, I looked at my last post and it has been over a month since I've last made an entry. So much going on including a week away with the kids for spring break. Time has flown.
During our plane rides and time by the pool I read the above book,
Let us Eat Cake by Sharon Boorstin.
What a great book... sure gives you a lot to think about. This book tended to be a bit autobiographical to her life growing up. Who she cooked with in the kitchen and her relationship to the people she cooked for in her childhood and adult life.
Made me think about if I had ever cooked with my grandparents ( no ) , but I did cook with my mother growing up and we tended to have a varied menu and tried lots of new recipes and still do. However I never took the chance to cook with grandparents and learn any cultural dishes.
In my adult years I don't really cook with girlfriends. Do people still get together to cook together? I do remember in college my roommate and I would make home made bran muffins on Friday evening and eat them up ( not all of them of course ) ! I don't know if the bran was cheap, healthy, but we always had a good time!
The book also made me wonder if I was teaching my daughter enough about cooking, family recipes and sharing time in the kitchen. Probably not... our lives are so hectic that I'm usually preparing meals while my kids are at practice then once their home we sit and eat!
At least they know how to do the dishes!!!!
We'll need to work on that.
The book is loaded with with lots of recipes that Sharon shares. She really leads an interesting life and has some amazing friendships where not only lives are shared but cooking is part of the fun in the relationship!
Do you have a friend or family member that you cook with on a regular basis and what do you fix?

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