Recipes for Redemption: A Companion Cookbook to A Cup of Redemption
Recipes for Redemption is author Carole Bumpus’s companion cookbook to her novel A Cup of Redemption. They say, “give the people what they want,” and Bumpus has done so supplying the recipes to the mouthwatering dishes that take center stage in her cross-France family drama.
In the novel, American Kate meets French ex-pat Sophie and her mother Marcelle in her quest to perfect French cooking. This chance meeting leads them all on a life-changing adventure studded with festive and reflective moments around the dining table. In almost every chapter, characters find themselves pondering some oddity as they sip champagne and snack on all manner of cuisine pauvre (peasant cooking) from fragrant cabbage soup to earthy escargots.
Understanding the cruelty of tempting readers with these tantalizing dishes without any way to partake, Bumpus now provides recipes for all of the dishes mentioned (and even some that weren’t). Each one reads more deliciously than the last. The cookbook is peppered with entertaining tidbits, of which I wish there were more. I, specifically, wish there were more anecdotes about how the author became acquainted with these wonderful recipes in relation to the writing of A Cup of Redemption. But I’m too busy stuffing my face to complain much.
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