Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesday Trifecta

My books are stacking up, going teaser-less. I'll catch up here with three books that have inspired my recent travel and cooking dreams:

It should come as no surprise that the residents of the multimillion-dollar apartments and town houses at this world-famous address don't want you to know about the small riverside park that's accessed from a hidden, unmarked spot. Ask where the entrance is, and you're likely to be met with a shrug and a Cheshire cat smile.
-- Peaceful Places, New York City: 129 Tranquil Sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island by Evelyn Kanter (already reviewed here).

It's all about knowing where your ingredients come from (often local, family-owned farms) and respecting the ingredients enough to take time to see them through every step of the way.
Luckily the fertile Willamette Valley, as well as the diverse growing regions throughout the state, result in incredible, year-round food.

-- Food Lover's Guide to Portland by Liz Crain.

Many of the recipes in the book were adapted from dishes served on the boat.  Others were inspired by the home packs we brought back with us: king crab and salmon, scallops and shrimp filled our freezers back on land.

-- Fishes and Dishes: Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska's Commercial Fisherwomen by Kiyo Marsh, Tomi Marsh, and Laura Cooper.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. These all look and sound really interesting. I did do a teaser. Mine is from Cold Magic by Kate Elliott. Happy reading!

  2. Interesting! If I started posting from my mountain of TBR books, I'd have an endless teaser post. :-)

    Here's mine for toady: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday.html

  3. Kathy -- I was on a tear reading food and travel books! It's kind of like going on vacation. Kind of. Thanks for leaving your teaser link.

    Bev -- Since my TBR shelves are now groaning under 1,000+ books, I could never post teasers from them! These are teasers from the three books I read last week. Thanks for leaving your link.

  4. I need to get up to Portland sometime and sample the cuisine--and browse at Powell's, of course.

    The first book sounds especially enticing. Sigh.

    My teaser is here.

  5. I hope that you enjoy your books. Check out my Tuesday Teaser.

  6. Ingredients really do make a big difference. Great teaser.

    My teaser is here.

  7. Food and a secluded park, what could be better? Here's mine.

  8. I love New York! Tranquil or not - it's just about my favorite city on earth. Love the teaser too, and definitely want to know where that park is located.

    Great teasers!
    Here's mine from The Dark Half.

  9. Wonderful selection of teasers. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesdays-your-presence-is-requested-at-suvanto.html


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