Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée by Thomas J. Craughwell
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / October 8, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America by Thomas J. Craughwell on Blogcritics. About: Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America by Thomas J. Craughwell is a non-fiction book which covers the time Jefferson spent as an ambassador in Europe from a culinary point of view. At the time, Hemings was 20 years younger then Jefferson and brother to the young Sally Hemings. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy to three (3) winners of this book –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post 256 pages Publisher: Quirk Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1594745781 My rating for Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée – 4   Buy this book in paper or electronic format*   More Books By Thomas J. Craughwell Thoughts: I was excited to read Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America by Thomas J. Craughwell, I have read a few books about Thomas Jefferson but never from this perspective. I even went to the local liquor store and picked up Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale…

Book Review: The Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Emmuska Orczy
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / July 14, 2011

About: “The Scarlet Pimpernel” By Baroness Emmuska Orczy is a fictional story taking place during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution. This is the first, and most famous, in a series of novels about The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. 202 pages ISBN: 1456506897 My rating for The Scarlet Pimpernel – 4 Buy & Save on “The Scarlet Pimpernel” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon |Book Depos­i­tory US | Book Depos­i­tory UK Thoughts: “The Scarlet Pimpernel” (Fan Website) By Baroness Orczy (Bio & Works) is a relatively short book, however it is packed with intrigue and action. While I never read the book, I do remember seeing a black and white version of it when I was a child. Especially embedded in my memory is the catchy phrase: “We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel.” Two things struck me when I read the book – the main character and the author’s politics. As I found out when I re-read “Treasure Island” (book review), another childhood favorites, the story is not about Sir Percy Blakeney or his alter ego The Scarlet Pimpernel….

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
RSS