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Kathleen Flinn
Kathleen Flinn is best known as the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry," a memoir with recipes about leaving her corporate life to study at the venerable Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and falling in love along the way. Her acclaimed follow-up, "The Kitchen... show more

Kathleen Flinn is best known as the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry," a memoir with recipes about leaving her corporate life to study at the venerable Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and falling in love along the way. Her acclaimed follow-up, "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices Into Fearless Home Cooks" (Viking/Penguin 2011) was named a 2012 Book of the Year by the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Her latest book, "Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good" (August 2014, Viking/Penguin), is a multi-generational culinary memoir that tracks the trials of her Midwest family.Flinn and her books have been featured in dozens of media outlets, including People, Elle, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor and CBS This Morning. She is at work on two books, one fiction and one-fiction, and teaches both cooking and food writing around the country. She and her husband, Mike, divide their time between Seattle and Anna Maria Island, Fla., their trusty rescue dog, Maddy, in tow.
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Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, the third memoir by Kathleen Flinn, is a sweet story of family, of the immigrant experience, and of the ability of our senses to trigger a memory. The first half of the book is anecdotal family history while the second half the more personal story of her own life. Th...
Readz
Readz rated it 5 years ago
Skip it - read Julia Child's My Life In France. This was lacking something....salt?
SilverPen
SilverPen rated it 6 years ago
I really enjoyed this book. It taught me a lot about cooking, even though I already know a lot about cooking from my readings over the last few years. Its exactly the kind of book I was looking for a few years ago, and I wish I'd had it then. One small thing that I want to mention, is in the chapter...
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debnance rated it 7 years ago
I grew up in the sixties when there was a strong movement toward moving back to natural foods. I had a mom who was a stay-at-home mother and prepared a big dinner ever night for us. When I had a family of my own, I prepared dinner every night, as my mother had modeled for me. Gradually, however, aft...
auntieannie
auntieannie rated it 7 years ago
Quick and interesting read. Flinn decides to "rescue" some volunteers from their fears and ignorance about cooking for themselves. It's an interesting sociological study in a way -- all the different reasons (family, culture, economics, time) that these women have never mastered the basics of cookin...
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