Nonfiction – Cooking / Memoir (Released July, 2009)
Bottom Line: Read it.
Link to this book on Amazon
Pat Conroy’s “memoir”, which centers around the best meals he’s eaten and cooked and the stories behind them.
Pat Conroy is one of my favorite authors (his novel, Beach Music, is on my All-Time Favorites List) and I was so excited to find out he also loves to cook.
Though this book does contain recipes, it is a book you actually read. Each recipe is accompanied by stories from Conroy’s life and travels (including Europe, Thailand, and obviously the American South), which are told in his masterful style. You even get the stories of people from his real life who were the inspiration for certain book characters and real life scenes which ended up in his books.
If you are a Conroy fan, but not a cook, you will still love this book.
Finally, since this book does contain recipes, you may want to (gasp!) spring for the “real” book version, rather than the e-book.
The Pat Conroy Cookbook is on my Cooking / Food Books List.