Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Baker's Daughter: ROUNDUP

As one of the hosts of Cook the Books Club, I have the privilege of choosing our reading selection every fourth time.  This is not a task that I take lightly. I know that people are going to spend their coveted free time with whatever I chose - and I want them to enjoy themselves!  I always hope that they are able to draw some positive inspiration from what they've read and bring it to fruition in the kitchen.

My latest selection was The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy.  I've mentioned numerous times that it is one of my favorite foodie reads.  The world of early rising and always being enveloped in the comforting scent of dough is something that I find irresistible.

For the most part, the other participants seemed to enjoy this book, as well.  Some maybe not as much as I did...but hey, that's what makes the world go round, is it not?

But no matter their views on the story or the characters, everybody baked/cooked up something mouthwatering in their kitchen.  Mission accomplished.  Plus, I like to hear others thoughts on a story...the angle at which they approach it.  Our life experiences really do shape how we perceive the world (and the stories that make them up).

Please take a look at all of the dishes submitted for this round of The Baker's Daughter (click on the name of the dish to see each participant's post, and why they were inspired to make what they made):

dish inspired by the book: Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
who: Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

who: Beate from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

dish inspired by the book: Soft Pretzels
who: Elizabeth from The Law Student's Cookbook

who: Simona from Briciole

dish inspired by the book: Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans
who: Debra at Eliot's Eats

dish inspired by the book: Gluten-Free Rye Bread
who: Rachel from The Crispy Cook

dish inspired by the book: Thomasplitzchen Buns (Fruit Spirals)
who: Claudia at Honey from Rock

who: Deb at Kahakai Kitchen

dish inspired by the book: Thomasplitzchen Buns
who: Abbhirami from Soulful Creations

dish inspired by the book: Pretzel Rolls
who: Ana from Sweet Almond Tree

who: Heather from girlichef

And now I leave the daunting task of choosing a winner for this round to the lovely author of The Baker's Daughter - Sarah McCoy.  I can't wait to hear what you think of the inspiration everybody drew from your book! After Sarah's had time to read through the submissions and pick a winner, I will post an announcement.

Until then, grab a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, and start reading.  Rachel is hosting the next (current) round of Cook the Books with this title; entries will be due November 25.

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Camilla M. Mann said...

Thanks for the pick, Heather! I had never heard of The Baker's Daughter. But I've already passed it around to two of my friends. I'm already half-way through Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Can't put it down.

Simona Carini said...

Thank you for the roundup, Heather! I was just thinking that a book is a lot like a meal: every guest takes from it something different, and the cook can control that only minimally, because each person tastes even the same food differently.

Simona Carini said...

Addendum: as I wrote in my post, the novel made me think a lot and that is a good thing for me, so thanks to you and to the author!

Heather S-G said...

Thanks Camilla and Simona :)