James M Cain Cookbook: Guide to Home Singing, Physical Fitness, and Animals (Especially Cats)


A collection of essays, stories, and recipes by James M. Cain, edited by Roy Hoopes and Lynne Barrett.
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A collection of essays, stories, and recipes by James M. Cain, edited by Roy Hoopes and Lynne Barrett.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887480478
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1988
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES M. CAIN was born in Annapolis in 1892. He lived and worked in Hollywood for seventeen years, and spent the last years of his life in Hyattsville, Maryland. His work, especially the best-sellers The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and The Butterfly, is known to millions in this country and abroad.

ROY HOOPES is the author of Cain, the authorized biography of James M. Cain; Ralph Ingersoll, a biography of the noted journalist; Americans Remember the Home Front, an account of America during World War II; and many other books and articles. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

LYNNE BARRETT teaches at Florida International University in Miami. Her stories have appeared in Redbook, Minnesota Review, and other magazines. Her first collection of short fiction, The Land of Go, was published in 1988.

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Table of Contents


from Mildred Pierce
Tasting Liquor
Soups & Stews
The Soup of the Iguana
Black Bean Soup
Seven Years of Stew
Fish, Game, & Other Main Dishes
Shad Roe
The Noble Catfish
Renaming the Catfish
But What Matters Less Than the Catfish?
The Muscrat, or Aquaba Maryland a la Cain
Them Ducks
How to Carve That Bird
Steamed Turkey with Oysters and Dumplings Bechamel Mencken
Cake and Courage
Square Doughnuts
Lemon Tree
Oh Les Crepes Suzettes

from Serenade
Close Harmony
O Say — You Can Sing It
To Keep a Mocking Bird
Is a Coluratura

Hayfoot, Strawfoot
Doctors and Cooking
No Proteids
On Giving Up Drinking and Smoking

from The Postman Always Rings Twice
Fit for a Queen — Worth a King’s Ransom
Where the Wild Things Are
The Raccoon
Crime and Punishment

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