Saturday, November 7, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday: Confections of a Closet Master Baker

That's A Novel Idea has started a new MEME called Show Me Five Saturday. This meme will give each blogger an opportunity to give a brief description of a book they have read or reviewed during the week. It will work like this: Each Saturday you will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1. Book you read and/or reviewed this week

Confections of a Closet Master Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado

2. Words that describe the book

Memoir, culinary related

3. Settings where it took place or characters you met:

Vermont country bakery. Gesine: former Hollywood p.r. agent who loved to bake and wanted a change in her life, picks up stakes and moves to Vermont to open a bakery. Ray: Gesine's husband who supports her every step of the way.

4. Things you liked and/or disliked about it:

I loved the setting in Vermont, the old house they fixed up and the bakery. You can almost smell the tantalizing bakery aromas wafting out the door. Gesine:, a woman who gave up a very promising and lucrative career to spend hours and hours a day in order to follow her heart's dream. The begining of the book with all the Hollywood quirkiness. Last but not least, the fabulous recipes that pay tribute to Gesine's mother.

5. Stars or less for your rating?

3.5*** Note: This is saying a lot for me as memoirs and I generally don't play well together. This is one of the better ones I've read this year. If you are a foodie, love to bake, read recipes or just like to see how someone took the initiative to change their life, this is the book for you.


  1. I'm thinking this would make a nice gift for my niece who is in culinary school. She loves to bake!

  2. just found ur blog, its adorable! i'm a follower now!

  3. I have a similar feeling about memoirs anymore

  4. I love memoirs that include food. Something of which I'm eating way too much of lately and so can you imagine what would happen if I actually started making some of the recipes in this book!!!

  5. I love memoirs so I'm really looking forward to this one.

  6. I'm not always interested in memoirs either but this does sound interesting. That's a great cover and I can smell the cookies now!


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