How to Cook a Tart

[PDF] How to Cook a Tart | by ↠ Nina Killham [PDF] How to Cook a Tart | by ↠ Nina Killham - How to Cook a Tart, How to Cook a Tart A dark wildly funny and deeply imaginative first novel about the pleasures of food and the perils of marriage Cookbook author Jasmine March s life is like a perfectly prepared b chamel rich satisfy

  • Title: How to Cook a Tart
  • Author: Nina Killham
  • ISBN: 9781582342696
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] How to Cook a Tart | by ↠ Nina Killham, How to Cook a Tart, Nina Killham, How to Cook a Tart A dark wildly funny and deeply imaginative first novel about the pleasures of food and the perils of marriage Cookbook author Jasmine March s life is like a perfectly prepared b chamel rich satisfying and drenched in butter Pleasingly plump and glowing with health and happiness Jasmine spends her days concocting high calorie flavor saturated recipes But even a greatA dark

How to Cook a Tart

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  1. Everything about How to Cook a Tart, the debut novel from Washington Post food writer Nina Killham, is too much Its heroine, cookbook author Jasmine March, is a rotund creation, a lover of cream and butter and pork and all manner of excess Food governs her She s given to ruminations along these lines of all the herbs, Jasmine thought, basil was her soul mate Basil was sensuous, liking to stretch out green and silky under a hot sun with its feet covered in cool soil Her husband Daniel is having a [...]


  2. I can t believe I read this I blame it on review blurbs like smart, sexy, hilarious, and not to be missed Thanks for nothing, Washington Post Sometimes a book with a pink cover is just what a girl needs I can t ever imagine that need being fulfilled by this particular pink covered disappointment The descriptions of cuisine are laudable, but the plot, characters, and surprise ending weren t enough to redeem the food writing Booo.


  3. I really enjoyed How to Cook a Tart I truly did I do agree, however, after reading other reviews, that EVERYTHING in this book was stretched, however One only needs to know the basis of the novel to laugh at the far fetched ness Jasmine, the protagonist, is a cookbook author and an avid lover of foods fatty and healthy alike on the fatty side Her husband is having an affair with a stick thin actress on the Zone diet AND their daughter, Careme She s an anorexic.Careme isn t really a believable a [...]


  4. I picked this up because Anthony Bourdain had a favorable review blurb on it, and he hates everything, so I figured how bad could it be Note to self that question should never be a reason to purchase a book I couldn t push myself beyond the first 50 pages of this one, so I m putting it down for a day when I m simply desperate for something to read and there is nothing else in the house not even a cereal box Got it at a used book store, and am very glad I didn t pay full price Vapid, uninterestin [...]


  5. Delicious A fast, fun read not deep by any stretch, but a great summer book And I want that pumpkin ravioli recipe



  6. Being one of those people who lives to eat, I just knew I was going to love this book from the start The little review of it I saw said not to read it if you were either dieting or even slightly hungry Oh yes, a book right up my street When I found out that Jasmine, the slightly ditsy but very lovable main character was plump, sweet natured, open hearted and passionate about real food, that is full cream, high calorie, un emasculated full on stick to your hips heaven, I was disposed to love the [...]


  7. How to Cook a Tart was sort of comedic, but it got a little too weird for me when the entire book revolves around food I m surprised the characters didn t turn into food, too The author literally couldn t talk about anything else in the entire novel, which was odd and disappointing.


  8. OK, I bought the book because the independent booksellers recommended it on their Booksense list I also was impressed by the food angle Well, there s not much food writing herein OK, I can deal with that The plot was a bit over the top But I can deal with that, too But the ending, excuse me It was so stupid, it was insulting Did the Booksense seller really read the whole book


  9. This one was interesting When I was reading it mostly I didn t think much about what was going on but when I was telling a friend about it, I realized that what happens is really crazy and kind of creepy It didn t seem creepy at the time though.


  10. it was ok i admit it i bought this book solely for the title and that fact that was on the clearance rack


  11. This book was ok it was funny at times, and it was pretty engaging It wasn t an epic or anything, but it was enjoyable enough.



  12. HOW TO COOK A TART is the perfect recipe especially if they love all things culinary It s the perfect blend of humor self deprecating as if there s any other kind , varied points of view which all cleverly come together at the end , romance, family dysfunction, and mystery The result is a dizzying concoction with an ending I didn t see coming I m a teacher with a classroom library, and I m still not sure where to fit this book, genre wise It s largely realistic fiction, which is where I had it s [...]


  13. I want to start out by saying though I did not enjoy this book, I think the author is immensely talented In the beginning, it was hard for me to read this book I could not relate to any of the characters and did not particularly like any of them I hated their choices and decided I would give this book one star As I continued, this book turned into quite the page turner I was shocked at who the killer was and admired how clever the turns were I m glad I decided to finish the book I look forward t [...]


  14. Handled well, Jasmine thought, a good sharp knife was useful than beauty 41.How can I not keep reading a book with such a great observation August 16, 2011 Finished up this book, and I m going to leave it at a four It s not for everyone for sure, and not my usual fare I d call it real world chic lit It has absolutely none of the grating shallowness of Sex in the City or the Devil Wears Prada or those other trivial anthems to the inane Killham created a likable, decent, intelligent and real prot [...]


  15. I enjoyed the book I love books and movies about food In this book food becomes a main character, and is a HUGE part of the plot The ending was a bit over the top for me, but that said, I didn t see it coming.


  16. I was with it til the last chapter or two The set up at the start doesn t really pay off Lovely writing, descriptions, and characterizations throughout though.



  17. Amazingly hilarious with the most wonderful descriptions of food Suspenseful, surprising, and sumptuous Yay fun words


  18. Of all the herbs, Jasmine thought, basil was her soul mate She rubbed her fingers over a leaf and sniffed deeply at the pungent, almost licorice scent Basil was sensuous, liking to stretch out green and silky under a hot sun with its feet covered in cool soil Basil married so well with her favorite ingredients rich, ripe tomatoes, a rare roast lamb, a meaty mozzarella Jasmine plucked three leaves from her basil plant and slivered them in quick, precise slashes, then tucked them into her salad al [...]


  19. Cookbook author Jasmine March is a pleasant, rotund woman Of all the herbs, Jasmine thought, basil was her soul mate The story begins in Jasmine s kitchen where she finds a young girl dead on her kitchen floor, a brownie stuffed in her mouth Jasmine s main concern is the well being of her favorite rolling pin The rest is a flashback leading up to the present with an over the top conclusion.Jasmine s motto To feast well is the best revenge Too bad her publisher doesn t agree, feeling that Jasmine [...]


  20. One of the marks of a good author is the ability to make the reader suspend their disbelief and step into the magical world within their mind Nina Killham is not a good author Everything in this book rang false You can call this a parody or dark humor, but it s still not good One of the hallmarks of a parody is that it is so well written you can almost believe it to be real Look at the success of The Onion how many of their news stories have been believed by unfamiliar readers Everything in How [...]


  21. Jasmine March is kookboekenschrijfster En tegen de trend van minder vet, minder zout en, volgens Jamine daardoor minder smakelijk eten in schrijft zij over lekker romig, vet eten Door al dat vet is zij natuurlijk de slankste niet Geen probleem zou je zeggen.Maar haar dochter, Careme, vernoemd naar een beroemde kok, wil, zoals het een goede puberdochter betaamt, niet zo worden als haar moeder en is dus zo anorectisch als de pest En geobsedeerd door de gedachte haar maagdelijkheid zo snel mogelijk [...]


  22. Some of the reviews below have made me add a star to the review that I didn t intend to at first It s a satire It was supposed to be over the top That said, I didn t think it was particularly good, though it has several very darkly funny moments I disliked all of the characters, but was never sure that was the intended effect I ve really enjoyed some books in which the characters are all unlikeable, but books like that have to hit just the right note with me I got the sense that the writer didn [...]


  23. This book is vulgar Not in the usual way of the high horsed self righteous morality Nazi s, but in the way it describes certain things Anthony Bourdain reviewed this book and supposedly liked it, but he must not have read it Yes, it talks about food in a delicious way that makes your mouth water sometimes, but the narrator is morbidly obese, and I wouldn t be surprised if the author was too It s disgusting the way she describes the bulk of the fatass main character, and horrible that it condones [...]


  24. No, this isn t a cookbook but rather a novel that celebrates cooking, the joy of food preparation and the rapture of eating This is a book about the glory, beauty and wonder of food skillfully and lovingly prepared their seductive powers, their siren calls, the innocent conflicts they raise in struggling hearts For everyone in this book is in a way obsessed with food eating it, eschewing it, whipping their appetites under control, taking it as a substitute for love, beauty, medicine The main cha [...]


  25. The Washington Post blurb on the front cover says, Smart, sexy, hilarious, and not to be missed I think I missed the smart, sexy, and hilarious part Oh, I get that there s a very sly undercurrent of a kind of nasty humor running through the book, but I don t much care for it, and I hardly think it s hilarious An example is when Daniel, the husband, is struggling with middle age malaise, Daniel smiled for the first time since the phone call He wasn t going down this path alone He was taking her J [...]


  26. This book is probably one of the strangest books I have ever read Don t even get me started on the terribly gross ending hint there is a double entendre in that title , but the writing itself was so uneven On one hand, it sets out to be a book promoting eating for pleasure s sake, and not worrying about calories and fat content but on the other hand, it has lots of decidedly fat phobic descriptions of the characters One time, the main character bemoans cookbooks that promote unrealistic recipes [...]


  27. This is fluff, pure nothing as far as literary ness is concerned This is also food porn Randomly selected page She gazed at it, contemplating the melting ice cream flowing down to moisten the side of the decadent chocolate brownie, the thinning line of chocolate sauce which pooled into the white cream before disappearing to the bottom of the plate However The last two chapters of plot are way better than the rest of the book And the sex scenes are actually food scenes, so that s interesting And [...]


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