Sara Rishforth was raised in South Carolina, worked her way west, and landed in Central Oregon. Sara writes books, plays ukulele and guitar, bakes goodies for friends, and enjoys salty snacks. A few of her favorite authors are Meg Cabot, Anita Shreve, and Jamie Ford. You may recognize her name from the publication of her recent book, Bend Food: Stories of Local Farms and Kitchens!
Here are some of her favorite books:
This is a beautifully-written book about a Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl who fall in love during World War II. Set in Seattle, it's such a poignant and satisfying story. A wonderful book to listen to on Libro.fm!
The first paragraph in this book describing desire hooked me right away. This is the book I recommend when people ask for a good read. Love between a teen girl and a married man. So complicated....sometimes you must follow your heart.
I've worked for a caterer for many years now, and I totally identified with this book. There were so many good stories, and I learned so much! As an avid fan of "Top Chef" and other cooking shows, this book was totally for me! Perfect for the foodie in your life!
I listened to this book on Libro.fm when I was walking Pilot Butte. I absolutely loved this book, and the grandfather was my favorite character. From sharing Meredith's mint julep shake to dispensing bee knowledge, he was so kind and wise. My favorite part of the book is at the end when he said how lucky he was to have Meredith and her brother come into his life. The tears flowed down my face!
LOVE this cookbook! The chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin whoopie pies are all winners! Their recipes are straightforward using standard ingredients. Gorgeous photography too! I love cookbooks with lots of photos!
One of my many part-time jobs is working for a traveling chef. I've worked for Annie Johnston for almost six years now, and I love being in the kitchen. I studied culinary arts at a community college, along with other numerous concentrations. This book allowed me to see what life is like at the Culinary Institute of America...tough! It's a great read for home cooks and professionals.
What an interesting read! Learn why we eat the way we do. After reading this book, now I know how my nephews became such picky eaters and why I eat just about anything. This is a great book for parents and grandparents!
I cook at least five nights a week! So, I go through many cookbooks from the library hunting for good recipes. My rule is if I mark at least three recipes in a book and two of them turn out well, I buy the book. This cookbook has all winners! From the weeknight jambalaya to the tikka masala...everything is easy and flavorful. Buy this today for you and a friend!
Everyone should read this book! It's not just a book for older people. Young people need to prep and be ready for a unexpected situation. How do you want to live your life? What matters the most as you age? This book invites readers to consider all kinds of possibilities. I bought this book for my parents and both of my brothers ... looking forward to the conversations after they read it.
This book left me feeling optimistic about good, kind people left in the world! I loved this book, and Krueger is a gifted storyteller. The story follows a group of children who run away from an orphanage. They get in a canoe and make their way from Minnesota to St. Louis. And, they run into all kinds of people - some nice and some not so nice.
This is a perfect gift for the reader in your family!