Talking With My Mouth Full (2006) For Minnesota-bred NPR commentator Bonny Wolf, pistachio was the green instant-pudding mix in a Bundt cake her mother used to bake "to rave reviews." The… 2006-10-31 Nonfiction St. Martin's Press
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Talking With My Mouth Full (2006)

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Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2006; Writer: Bonny Wolf; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: St. Martin's Press

For Minnesota-bred NPR commentator Bonny Wolf, pistachio was the green instant-pudding mix in a Bundt cake her mother used to bake ''to rave reviews.'' The fare is less exalted, but Wolf imbues her charming Talking With My Mouth Full with a similar affection for the dishes and people of her past. Her collection — which owes a debt to the late Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking — boasts an infectious appreciation for the dowdier dishes of the last century, like chicken à la king and molded Jell-O salad. If you think you would never consider making a cake with pistachio pudding mix, this book will change your mind.

Originally posted Nov 03, 2006 Published in issue #906 Nov 10, 2006 Order article reprints