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Nan Fletcher posted this thought on 12/31/07:
Dear Bonny - I heard your commentary this morning about New Year's Food Traditions and had a fond memory of my family's tradition. One New Year's Eve, when my brother and were quite young, my parents were taking us to the babysitter's house so that they could have an evening out. We complained that only grown-ups got to do fun things on New Year's Eve, and we wouldn't even get any special party treats. We were not often allowed cake, ice cream or sugar cereals, as were convinced all other children in world were. So my Father pulled over to a gas station and to my Mother's horror, presented us with a package of Hostess Twinkies for us to split. We savored those Twinkies like they were our last meal. Since that evening about 25 years ago, each New Year's Eve, wherever each of us may be, we have a Twinkie in remembrance - sometimes even making lavish spreads of Twinkie-inspired delights. A very fond memory of a new family tradition.
Bonny posted this thought on 11/13/07:
Marcia, thanks so much for your note. I'm so glad you've enjoyed the book AND that you know my son! I hope to bump into you on the Hill.
Marcia posted this thought on 11/13/07:
Dear Bonny, I received your book as a host of a Literary Dinner. What a treat!I inhabit a parallel world, here on the Hill (I used to drive Jonathon to Sunday school in a carpool), with roots in brisket and jello. The only state fair I ever went to was in Minnesota. I must have seen you in Melvin's turkey line. I keep having to read parts of the book aloud to my family (eating latkes from towel papered cookie sheets..) I can't wait to take a copy of the book to all the women in my family during the holidays. Thanks for writing what I was thinking and tasting.
Bonny posted this thought on 10/01/07:
Thank you for the lovely note. I'm glad you, too, grew up in a happy kitchen. I will now have to search for raspados.
Natalia posted this thought on 9/29/07:
Hi Bonny, I just finished reading your book and was so sad that is was over! Every time I picked it up it reminded me of my mom's chicken soup. Full of warmth and lightheartedness. It was wonderful to be able to relate to someone who grew up watching the inner workings of the kitchen as I did, and who enjoyed it so very much. The Baltimore section of your book made me think of so many wonderful treats found in So. California, where I grew up and my native Mexico. We have something called "raspados" It's pretty much shaved ice with syrup on top. A street vendor shaves it from a block of ice covered in a blanket, sitting in a shopping cart. The thick syrups include, vanilla, tamarind, lime, and my favorite - rompope, a sweet liquor. In the summers in So. California my friends and I would cruise in my mom's car stalking for the raspado vendor guy and when found, frantically yelled at him to stop. If you're ever in an EXTREMELY Mexican part of town, make sure to do some stalking. Thanks so much for a book that reminds me so much of comfy food, great traditions and home.
PS. Thanks for the recipes!!
Barbara posted this thought on 7/02/07:
I so enjoyed the nostalgic ramblings of another "foodie" re: your book. Of course I've pink slipped all the recipe pages of interest. One of these, Dewberry Pie, seemed to call for a lot of rich, deep crust and only 2 cups of berries. Is that correct?
I'm looking forward to making the paella for my son's family in Indian Head, MD. They love seafood and oudoor cooking. We'll raise a toast to you before diving in - or you can join us and critique the finished product!!
Kim posted this thought on 4/08/07:
I enjoyed your book. My nine year-old and I recently made the Schaum Torte to celebrate a Passover birthday. It was delicious. Read more and see our pictures on my food blog at: http://chicagoparent.com/cs/blogs/cake/default.aspx
Esther Gurman posted this thought on 3/24/07:
Bonny, I am absolutely
LOVING your book. So far
there isn't a single recipe I
wouldn't try and the memoir
is sweet and delightfully
delicious! It's so good in fact
that I immediately went
online looking for ANYTHING
else you've written. I'm
reading it slow to savour
every word as I dread the day
I'll reached the end! You are
just the greatest! PLEASE
write more books like this!
Kathy posted this thought on 3/07/07:
Hi Bonny....just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed having dinner with you last night at the Slow Food Red Cedar Conference. Thank you for the readings from your book "Talking with My Mouth Full"....I was filled with joy and a rush of memories of my own....I can't wait to read the entire book.
Jennifer posted this thought on 3/02/07:
Thank you for such a wonderful book. I love memoirs about food (even more so ones with recipes) and yours was especially warm, engaging and comforting. I look forward to trying some of your recipes. However, as much as I loved many, many things about your book (the Toast section sent me to Heaven) I do have a question about the Texas chapter. I felt it had a much different tone than the rest of your book (sarcastic even?) Yes, I do live in Dallas (although I can find fault with Texas as good as the next person.) Am I wrong in noticing a much different tone? Would you be willing to go into a bit more detail about why you seem to dislike it so? Please know I'm not trying to find fault. I just would like to better understand. Thank you in advance for answering. I know it's not easy to address dislikes.
Bonny posted this thought on 3/01/07:
Chocolate is my favorite too. I like dark chocolate. Only 2 more months before the stands open. I can't wait. Thanks for writing.
Andi posted this thought on 1/22/07:
Hi Bonny. I heard you on the Leonard Lopate show while driving and I almost had to pull the car over when I heard you talking about Baltimore's snowballs. I am a native Baltimorean now living in New Jersey and I was thrilled to hear such a genuine appreciation for the chocolate snowball -- something I miss every summer.
Bonny posted this thought on 1/17/07:
Linda, thanks so much for your kind note. I'm so glad the book brings back warm memories. Millions of sales would be good.
Linda posted this thought on 1/08/07:
Bought your book while in the States on a very short visit earlier this month. It is wonderful and makes me remember many delicious events/times/meals/snacks. Thanks for reawaking thoughts of popovers, potlucks, toast, and so much more. Will be telling all my friends about this book...hope you sell millions. Best wishes and many, many thanks again.
Carrie posted this thought on 12/14/06:
Hi I am Jackie Calmes's daughter and I met you the other night at Borders. I took your book from my mom and I have been reading it. I've enjoyed it so far; I am going to share it at school tomorrow. You have combined two of my favorite things, writing and food, and the result is the ultimate cookbook/quirky autobiography. :)
Bonny posted this thought on 11/27/06:
You've made my day. Thanks Margie. Glad you're enjoying the book.
margie press posted this thought on 11/27/06:
i never thought a cookbook would make me cry, especially about toast - but what wonderful memories of daddy
"scraping" butter on my toast. I too have multiple copies of receipes but i can't for the life of me throw away the originals. many are from relatives long past in their handwriting. I'm reading like a novel - can hardly put it down.
bonny posted this thought on 11/19/06:
What a lovely note to get up to on a gray November day. I hope you enjoy the book. thank you for writing.
Thom Harr posted this thought on 11/18/06:
I can't wait to get your book. I agree wholeheartedly that food connects us to others and our past in a way unlike anything else. I grew up in Western Penn. with a grandfather who smoked his own sausage and a great grandmother who was never out of an apron and made pies that I that I still long for 50 yrs later. Nothing makes me feel better than running into someone who can share similar memories about blackberry stew with dumplings, string beans with ham, and vegetables coated inevitably with butter. Food reminiscences do indeed provide comfort and take one back to happier and less stressful days.
Bonny posted this thought on 11/08/06:
Thanks for writing. Check out all the new Bundt pan shapes. Amazing.
Candice posted this thought on 11/08/06:
Loved listening to you this a.m. on WPOC, can't wait to buy the book! I love cooking and especially baking Bundt cakes!
Rachel posted this thought on 11/07/06:
I can't put your book down!!! It's so warm and wonderful- yummy and engaging. For those of us that love to cook, it brings new meaning and interest to things that we use regularly (like aprons)! I'm off to read more!!!
Bonny posted this thought on 10/30/06:
Thanks for your note Larry. You're obviously a kindred spirit. And I love that your son is so interested in cooking.
Larry posted this thought on 10/30/06:
Hip hip hooray! This is a great time that we live in. People are anxious to put down all the stresses of "modern life" to enjoy time together. And one thing that ties us together is food. My son who is 15 is very interested in being a chef. We watch the food network all the time and seeing all the cool, hip chefs on there really interests him. Like you said, cooking is a way to share your love with others.
Keep writing and cooking.
Bonny posted this thought on 10/29/06:
Thanks Maria. I haven't been to the Reading Terminal Market in a long time. I would love to revisit it.
Maria posted this thought on 10/29/06:
Just loved your interview with Lian Hansen this morning. You really hit the nail on the head with your feelings about sharing food. It's almost a spiritual thing. Have you ever been to the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, if not you should try it.
Bonny posted this thought on 10/29/06:
Hi Jamil. I absolutely agree that what we eat food on is as important as what we eat. I particularly love hand made pottery and use it a lot. I will certainly be in touch with you. Thanks for writing.
jamil scherief posted this thought on 10/29/06:
Hi Bonny, my name is Jamil Scherief and i'm a potter in Seattle. I would like to add to the discussion about food and how we have changed the way we think about it by suggesting that the container or plate we eat from be given as much attention. I am working with a local chef to come up with forms and shapes that suit her approach to cooking. My email is email@example.com
I'd love to discuss this idea further with you. I believe there is a natural marriage between the batter and the bowl.