THE PAT CONROY COOKBOOK by Pat Conroy with Suzanne W. Pollak
This book is the story of my life as it relates to the subject of
food. It is my autobiography in food and meals and restaurants and
countries far and near.
Let me take you to a restaurant on the left bank
of Paris that I found when writing The Lords of Discipline. There
are meals I ate in Rome while writing The Prince of Tides that ache
in my memory when I resurrect them. There is a shrimp dish I ate in an
elegant English restaurant, which passed out Cuban cigars to all the
gentlemen in the room after dinner, that I can taste on my palate as I
write this. There is barbecue and its variations in the South, and the
subject is a holy one to me.
I write of truffles in the Dordogne Valley in
France, cilantro in Bangkok, catfish in Alabama, scuppernong in South
Carolina, Chinese food from my years in San Francisco, and white asparagus
from the first meal my agent took me to in New York City. Let me tell you
about the fabulous things I have eaten in my life, the story of the food I
have encountered along the way."
About the authors
Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Water Is Wide, The Great
Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and
My Losing Season.
Suzanne Williamson Pollak, the author of Entertaining for Dummies, was
the spokesperson for Federated Department Stores on the subject of
cooking and home entertaining.
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