Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
My mother bakes plum tarts every year in late August. The smell fills the house. As they bake, the juicy plums sink into the vanilla cake base. I'm smitten by the smell, the vanillaness of it. My mother's kitchen counter overflows with bowls and vessels. So many that is is often hard to find room to cook. There are ten different kinds of vinegars and oils. A smattering of porcelain teapots. A giant wooden bowl shaped like a carrot, always filled with peanuts in their shells. A little glass cloche containing soft runny cheese. A bowl of dried fruit - pears, apples, prunes, and apricots. A beige ceramic butter dish with soft butter, one of hundreds of ceramic pieces my parents have collected over the years. clementines in winter. Peaches in summer. Wasabi peas. Spiced pumpkins seeds. Whole walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds alongside an ornate silver nutcracker. A loaf of zucchini bread with flecks of green.
This is the first paragraph of the first chapter of talking with my mouth full by Gail Simmons. Actually it is really a preface to the first chapter, but I had already typed it all before I realized that. Anyway, would you continue? I am anxious to read it. It is a library loan, so I hope not to drool on the pages. LOL
I selected this book, sometime ago, to fulfill part of a book challenge on Goodreads. We are to take the name of one of our favorite books, and read a book whose title starts with each of the letters in that title. ie: THE LAST LECTURE is one of my favorite. So I chose talking with my mouth full to fulfill the T in lecture. When I finish the challenge, I will post it all here.
So until later,
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