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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini


Elm Creek Quilts has a new chef, Anna, (who was introduced to us in the book Circle of Quilters)  but one of her conditions to taking the job was a total renovation of the manor's kitchen, which had not been updated since the 1940's with the exception of a very old microwave.  To prepare for the makeover Anna and Sylvia, whose family has called the manor home since the 1800's, must clean out all the drawers and cupboards.  They spend the day packing up the good and throwing out the bad, but they also uncover many treasures, from a cut glass serving dish, old family recipes, and heirlooms that just have to be kept.  These treasures bring back many memories for Sylvia of years past at Elm Creek Manor which she shares with Anna, causing her to reflect on some of her family memories. The book contains over 100 recipes, old ones found in the kitchen and new ones that have become favorites of the Elm Creek quilters.

The is the thirteenth book in the Elm Creek series and when you finish it you will have a big decision to make.  Do you put it on the bookshelf with all the other Elm Creek books or keep in the kitchen with your cookbooks?


I have to say Jennifer Chiaverini is one of my favorite authors and I have loved all the books in this series.  While Elm Creek Manor is in Pennsylvania, I am thrilled Jennifer calls Madison, Wisconsin home. 

3 comments:

Kay said...

I love this author too. I may be a book or two behind now. Don't remember the last one I read. This is really a good series, in my opinion.

misa ramirez said...

I love your road trip! Jennifer's quilt series is a favorite of mine, too.

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Michelle said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Glad you enjoyed it!