Food In Books Has Reached 100 Followers!



13 thoughts on “Food In Books Has Reached 100 Followers!

  1. Hmm…first of all what a nice idea! Second, i will have to go with Angela’s Ashes, because it is a lovely book and you captured so well, both in the description and in the food. And being in Boston, I know a lot Irish people for whom that book meant a lot.

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  2. Picking a favorite recipe on this blog is like picking a favorite relative (I don’t have children, so I don’t have to play that game). No matter who (or in this case, what) you choose, you’re going to short-shrift the others. I mulled all sorts of choices, from the Sazerac to the cheddar grits to the boxty…even to the chicken pie (which my wife has a hard time wrapping her head around…a childhood thing). But when all was said and done, I had to go back to my roots and pick the Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole from the Milagro Beanfield War. First off, the book. It reminds me of the community in which my Mom grew up, Socorro, Texas. Before the explosive growth of the 1980’s, you heard a lot of the same surnames there and a lot of the same attitudes. People seemed willing to go along with anything that was perpetrated against them. Once other people flooded the area seeking the same sort of bucolic atmosphere, the society changed. Perhaps what every community like this needs is a “Brazo Onofre.” The green chile chicken enchilada casserole reminds me of a chilly Friday night in the Southwest, when families make something like this so everyone can sit by the TV and watch a movie. It’s also the kind of dish you might see at a small wedding or a baptismal celebration or even a wake. It’s comforting and filling, yet it transports you to the tastes of your childhood. It’s definitely a keeper recipe among keeper recipes.

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  3. Imagine a restaurant where all of your favorite gourmet meals are served in the setting of the world’s greatest library. Also imagine having to decide on one meal and one book for the afternoon. That’s exactly what it’s like trying to choose a favorite post written by Doña Vanessa. That said, I choose the cream of chicken and leek soup.

    I’ve never spent much time in the kitchen, and I think that’s what makes this blog so fascinating. All of the story/food combinations are well laid out and presented with simple step by step instructions.

    It was tough to pick a favorite, and that says a lot about the work put into this blog.

    Keep up the great work, Doña Vanessa!

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  4. Congratulations on the century! I liked your Grimms tales post best because it was appropriate to the season (Hallowe’en) and referenced lots of stories, some of which I’d read. Great choice of prize in Antony Bourdain!

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