Mark Oldman and Wes Marshall gave an informative and entertaining talk about wine at The Texas Book Festival.
One of my favorite talks at The Texas Book Festival was by Rebecca Skloot and Molly Caldwell Crosby, who discussed Humanizing Medical Mysteries.
Shaking whiskey with lemon and powdered sugar gives it a great mix of flavors.
Loaded with lemon juice and lemon zest, this lemon tart is a refreshing dessert.
This bread has just a touch of whiskey flavor. It tastes great with Lamb Stew.
My Name is Mary Sutter is a book about a well-respected midwife who dreams of being a surgeon in the Civil War era. She gets her chance at an overcrowded Union hospital where she is given the opportunity to assist with amputations when no one else with medical training was available. Her determination and skill win the respect and love of the doctors who were reluctant to believe in her.
Most people know that red wine tastes good with beef and white with chicken, but if you are looking for guidance on which specific wine will bring out the unique flavors in your meal, here is a wine pairing guide that I found on the web site Good Taste with Tanji
Cutting for Stone is an engaging and witty novel about the traumatic origins of twin brothers who grew up in the shadows of a hospital in Ethiopia. Losing their mother and being abandoned by their father, they were raised by two physicians who instilled in them a love of medicine. Despite their bond, the twins could not be more different. However, it is their genetic similarities that gives life to one of them, but in the process destroys the other.
According to wikipedia a cassata cake “consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream.”
At the Texas Book Festival in Austin October 16-17, there will be plenty for the kids to do. There will be costumed characters, hands-on activities and live music.