Cara Nicoletti - Voracious

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, these books and the tasty treats in them put her on the road to happiness. Cooking through the books that changed her life, Nicoletti shares fifty recipes in Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books, including the perfect soft-boiled egg in Jane Austen's Emma, New England clam chowder inspired by Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, Fava bean and chicken liver mousse crostini after Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs, and brown butter crepes from Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. Beautifully illustrated, clever, and full of heart, Voracious will satisfy anyone who loves a fantastic meal with family and friends or curling up with a great novel for dessert.

Cara Nicoletti is a butcher, former pastry chef, and author of the literary recipe blog Yummy Books. She comes from a long line of butchers in Boston, Massachusetts, and has been working in restaurants since she moved to New York in 2004. She lives in Brooklyn, teaches sausage making at the Brooklyn Kitchen, and is a butcher at "the Meat Hook".

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books Cover Image
By Cara Nicoletti, Marion Bolognesi (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316242998
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - August 18th, 2015

AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality.