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Kathleen Flinn

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Kathleen Flinn is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, a memoir with recipes about her experiences at the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

Her second book, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, tells the story of an unusual project in which Flinn delved into the lives of nine culinary novices and tried to figure out what lessons they could learn to become fearless home cooks. That book earned universally positive reviews from People magazine, the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Amazon.com readers.

Flinn offers unique guides for book clubs for each book: a menu guide for The Sharper Your Knife and a unique activities guide for The Kitchen Counter Co...more


I’m not going to lie, nor do I think that I should feel shame at the confession I’m about to reveal. Mom fed us Velveeta when we were kids – and we liked it. Who could blame her? The stuff was marketed as a superfoodin the 1960s and early ’70s.Only later did people begin a […]
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The Sharper Your Knife, the...
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Chicagourmets Author Dinner - Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good
Author appearance, September 04, 2014 06:30PM
Quince at the Homestead Hotel, 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL, US

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Cooking Demo, Trivia Contest & Reading - Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good
Author appearance, September 06, 2014 02:00PM
Davison Area Library, 203 4th St., Davison, MI, US

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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
" If only all food memoirs were this funny and truly-heart warming. An ode to her childhood and her relationship with food, this book can be a healing experience for many who grew up with less than ideal childhoods, and I believe even for those who'... " Read more of this review »
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
" A lovely book about the author's family life. Wonderful stories of courage, doing the right thing and integrity and the love of cooking. I enjoyed the recipes, and Kathleen's talent for telling great stores of real life. I laughed, I cried. Now I... " Read more of this review »
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
" Went to her publication day reading at Third Place Books last night and bought the book. Kathleen Flinn was so funny, and the book is delightful so far. "
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
" This memoir is as mouthwatering and finger licking, as it is heartwarming and funny. This book will make you laugh, and it will make you cry, but most importantly it will give you courage to fight any obstacles in your life.
I couldn’t put this boo... " Read more of this review »
"Sorry I haven't responded back but I've been on book tour and bouncing around. I got to meet Beth who is in this group at my event in Ann Arbor. Yay!

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date: August 16, 2014 08:47AM
location: Cooking In A Jiffy, India
description: Dear Friends,

I am running an e-book giveaway on my blog for my latest book ““The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Lentils the Indian Way”.

The regular price of the book on Amazon is $12.99 but as a GIFT to all my friends, I am giving away the PDF version of my book ABSOLUTELY FREE from 16-20 August 2014.

You can download the book from: http://www.cookinginajiffy.com/cookbo...
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More of Kathleen's books…
“You can’t hurry love, and you can’t rush puff pastry, either. You can knead too much, and you can be too needy. Always, warmth is what brings pastry to rise. Chemistry creates something amazing; coupled with care and heat, it works some kind of magic to create this satisfying, welcoming, and nourishing thing that is the base of life.”
Kathleen Flinn, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

“The sharper your knife, the less you cry...for me, it also means cutting those things that get in the way of your passion and living your life the way it is meant to be lived.”
Kathleen Flinn, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

“I'm a woman; in so many ways I've been programmed to please. I took the job and spent time hunkered over figures, budgets, charts, and fiscal-year projections. I tried, but I hated it.

"Working at a job you don't like is the same as going to prison every day," my father used to say. He was right. I felt imprisoned by an impressive title, travel, perks, and a good salary. On the inside, I was miserable and lonely, and I felt as if I was losing myself. I spent weekends working on reports no one read, and I gave presentations that I didn't care about. It made me feel like a sellout and, worse, a fraud.

Now set free, like any inmate I had to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.”
Kathleen Flinn, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

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We are down to two choices as there was a tie! So, please pick one book for the January 2014 Holiday dinner. Thank you!

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