Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 3, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Local Bacon: Anne Byrn + Andrew Maraniss + Shane Neal

Book Titles: Skillet Love, Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany, Portrait Painting: My Point of View

November’s glories include three new books by Nashville authors – Andrew Maraniss (“Games of Deception”), Anne Byrn (“Skillet Love”), and Shane Neal (“Portrait Painting: My Point of View”).  

October 6, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Downtown Nashville Special: The Bobby and The SFB

Book Titles: A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, Sounds Like Titanic, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Buzzer Beaters and Memorial Magic, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Mistress of the Ritz, The Dutch House, Exhalation

I’ve found a new favorite spot downtown –  the Café at the Bobby Hotel. At noon, you might enjoy a pretty salad or quiche with a girlfriend. Later in the day, you’ll want a sparkling Rosé and a cheese plate. There’s a stunning rooftop bar that I’ve only visited on a quiet afternoon, but I understand it’s quite a scene at night. All the while, …

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November 21, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Thanksgiving Special: American Cake

Anne Byrn and I were talking about Hummingbird cake, Red Velvet cake, and that famous Carrot cake from the Silver Palate cookbook as we noshed on a scone.  “Holidays preserve what the everyday loses,” she suggested.  More frighteningly:  “Cakes wouldn’t even be around except for the holidays.”  “Happy Holidays” has a whole new meaning for me! Sharing a scone at Dozen Bakery in Nashville is …

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