Monday, August 31, 2020

Beach House Dinners by Lei Shishak and Always an Immigrant by Mohammad Yadegari on Mailbox Monday


I've been MIA on Mailbox Monday lately. Something about coronatime has caused blogging to slip through my fingers, along with my gym membership, clean laundry, and 40 other things I could list if I remembered how to make lists.

Meanwhile, new books continue to drift into the house. A couple of them are: 

cover of book Beach House Dinners: Simple, Summer-Inspired Meals for Entertaining Year-Round by Lei Shishak

Beach House Dinners: Simple, Summer-Inspired Meals for Entertaining Year-Round by Lei Shishak. This pretty cookbook offers 80 recipes for the kind of food everyone loves to eat, focusing on dishes made to share. Whether you are making dinner for family or a dinner party for friends, this new book is a nice cookbook for easy, yummy recipes. The pictures are beautiful. A nice touch is lined space for notes after many of the recipes. 

Lei Shishak is a chef, baker, and cookbook author in Southern California. She is the founder of the Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in San Clemente, California. Beach House Dinners is her fourth cookbook.

I am happy to add Beach House Dinners to my Cookbook Library.

Always an Immigrant: A Cultural Memoir by Mohammad Yadegari with Pricilla Yadegari. This is a memoir in the form of personal stories and anecdotes about growing up in the Middle East in the the 1940 to early 1960s. 

Yadegari was born in Iraq in an Iranian family. At 18, he mover to Iran to finish high school in Tehran. He came to the United States for college and graduate school and has lived here for the last 55 years. He's a good storyteller and the book is full of humor and real life wisdom. 


Join other book lovers on Mailbox Monday to share the books that came into your house last week. Or, if you haven't played along in a while, like me, share the books that you have acquired recently. 

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

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