As a fan of The New Yorker, I was excited to see this book about the mid-western woman who worked as a receptionist at the New Yorker offices for over eighteen years. The author, Janet Groth studied at the University of Minnesota- creative writing. She started in NYC in 1957, so drawing on the Minnesota-connection and the year, I found the accordion treats, winner of the Pilsbury bake-off (Pilsbury is a Minnesota company) in 1957.
Each year on my birthday, I tell myself I am going to read one to two books a month, but for some reason I start strong, but am quickly distracted by magazines, blogs, the internet.
Recently I have been getting back into reading and am excited about my new weekly feature, Milk and Bookies.
Each week, I will feature a book I have read or am reading and the cookie I think would be a perfect accompaniment to snuggling up on the sofa with a page turner.
Up first, The Innocents by Francesca Segal- I had read an excerpt in Vogue magazine and was intrigued by the premise and the comparisons between Edith Wharton’s, The Age of Innocence, but set in London. The main characters are a Jewish couple, so a traditional Jewish cookie like the rugelach, a tasty-little escargot of a treat, would be a fine choice. Ben loved them.