Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides, shows he is not only a wonderful writer but a connaisseur of the food of the world as well as the South. This cookbook has great recipes and little short tales of life with Conroy.
These are the notes and stories BETWEEN the recipes in his recently published cookbook. This audiobook is wonderful -- he isn't the best narrator and at the beginning, you think he might even be asleep as he is talking, but it DOES get better. Beautiful words.
America's favorite storyteller, Pat Conroy, is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive. Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people, places, and great meals he has experienced
Each chapter opens with a story told with the inimitable brio of the author. We see Conroy in New Orleans celebrating his triumphant novel The Prince of Tides at a new restaurant where there is a contretemps with its hardworking young owner/chef-years later he discovered the earnest young chef was none other than Emeril Lagasse; we accompany Pat and his wife on their honeymoon in Italy and wander with him, wonderstruck, through the markets of Umbria and Rome; we learn how a dinner with his fighter-pilot father was preceded by the Great Santini himself acting out a perilous night flight that would become the last chapters of one of his son's most beloved novels. These tales and more are told by a master storyteller and passionate cook who believes that "A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal."