Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: White Truffles in Winter


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

White Truffles in Winter
By N. M. Kelby
Publication Date: November 7

From Amazon:

White Truffles in Winter imagines the world of the remarkable French chef Auguste Escoffier, who changed how we eat through his legendary restaurants at the Savoy and the Ritz. A man of contradictions—kind yet imperious, food-obsessed yet rarely hungry—Escoffier was also torn between two women: the famous, beautiful, and reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the independent and sublime poet Delphine Daffis, who refused ever to leave Monte Carlo. In the last year of Escoffier's life, in the middle of writing his memoirs, he has returned to Delphine, who requests a dish in her name as he has honored Bernhardt, Queen Victoria, and many others. How does one define the complexity of love on a single plate? N. M. Kelby brings us the sensuality of food and love amid a world on the verge of war in this work that shimmers with beauty and longing.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!

 

52 comments:

Mocha ღ Latte said...

Interesting pick. Here's my W.O.W: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday15.html

Penelope Lolohea said...

Sounds interesting! My uncle would absolutely love this book!

Kay said...

That cover is very sensuous - in a good way - but interesting. Such a fascinating sounding book. Thanks for highlighting it!

Lea said...
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June G said...

There are a number of books releasing lately with a French sensibility of some sort. Good choice!

Lea said...

Thanks for sharing your pick!

My WoW for this week can be found at the link below! :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland"

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

What an interesting choice, I didn't now of this famous French chef so I had to look him up to find out some more.

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Sounds like a book that would make one incredibly hungry while reading. lol. Great pick!

My WoW

Jinny (SkyInk.net) said...

Mmm a book about food?! :)

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like an very interesting romance and am certainly curious if the white truffles is the creation he creates in Delphine's honor.

Laine said...

great job! sounds interesting.

here's mine Waiting on Wednesday
your very welcome to have a look at it. thanks

Idris said...

Looks very interesting, Thank you for sharing!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds very different--but good. Nice pick

Sarah said...

Interesting choice.

Here's my WoW for this week.

♥ Sarah

Dawn said...

Interesting book. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn @ Read Love

Laurie C said...

I never used to want to read books based on real people's lives, but I find myself doing it more and more lately. I may give White Truffles in Winter a try, if only for the great title.

Jennifer G. said...

That's a very interesting pick! Sounds good!

mrs_laura_koehler said...

Wow this sounds great. Food and romance. Its nice to see a love triangle where there are two women and a man instead of two men and a women. Sound delish.
Please check out my WoW if you get a chance.

Cristina said...

Excellent pick! I think I am going to love it.

Here is my WoW:

http://alaskanbookcafe.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-dovekeepers-by.html

Maryann Nixon said...

Sounds good.
http://wordsontheshelf.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

bermudaonion said...

Oooh, that sounds fascinating!

readliveplay said...

HI everyone! I can't wait till this spinoff comes out. I loved her series.
http://readliveplay.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-20.html

Louisa said...

Sounds like an interesting book! And food, too!

KateZ said...

This book may be interesting, but i think (by annotation) it's not my cup of tea.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

Your choice sounds fascinating! Nice choice :)

Hannah said...

That's a subject and setting that I've never seen in historical fiction--thanks for sharing with us!

Joanna said...

Great pick! Thank you for hosting this great meme....my choice is Ghost Story, #13 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher!

Andrea said...

Oh sounds awesome!

My WoW @ http://drowing-in-books.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your pick sounds awesome, as usual! Thanks for sharing.

BTW...I thought my link hadn't worked, so I clicked enter again...well, the second link of mine on the list is the wrong one. Is there a way to delete it? I thought there used to be a way, but can't find it!

BookJunkie said...

I'm somehow not on the list, but my WoW is at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!
My book expenditures has like tripled since I've started following this meme! lol!
Courtney

Tribute Books Mama said...

This sounds like a great choice.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What an interesting pick.

Here is my WOW :)

Cathy said...

Mmmmm, truffles....but winter?? How bout summer? J/K Sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for sharing. You always pick such a great variety of novels. Here's my latest:
http://lipglossandliterature.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-will-you-still.html

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Thanks for hosting! Your book this week sounds fascinating. I hadn't heard of it until now.

BookYAReview said...

I love that cover! :)

Bookshelf Reviewer said...

I did my first ever waiting on Wednesday blog today go check it out. =]

http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com

Bookshelf Reviewer said...

Thanks so much for your welcome on my blog. WoW is such a great idea. I love participating. =]

Thanks Jill.

Amy said...

Interesting indeed :)

My WoW: http://amysbookden.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

nomadreader said...

I'm really looking forward to this one too! Norton's novels have excelled for me lately.

Mimi Valentine said...

I LOVE this meme! I find out about so many new awesome books and get to share what I've been dying to read :) Thanks so much for hosting!

Your WOW sounds really interesting! Even though I can't cook to save my life, I like reading about people who can! ;)

Ywyk said...

I love this meme!

Ann Marie said...

Nice pick, any book about food and romance will be moving to the top of my list. Thank goodness I'm finally getting back into reading again.

Dedicated Readers Only said...

This sounds great! :)

Van Pham said...
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Van Pham said...

Great selection! My WOW is on my blog: ShortandSweetreviews.blogspot.com

Alex said...
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bookdout said...

I'm not really a foodie but the theme sure is popular right now

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
My WoW

RJ Gonzales said...

Sounds Very interesting! :D

Marriah said...

Oooh, sounds cool. Here's my W.O.W. :
http://ramblingbookmarks.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-mundahlia-by-rj.html

Alex said...

Your pick sounds really interesting! I'm always looking for new YA lit to check out. I don't have a blog, but am looking forward to reading a book by a new author that I'm working with: (S)Mythology by Jeremy Tarr. It's a modern day fairy tale that is wry and whimsical, and tackles life...death...and the Underworld. The book is super cute and has sixty-four illustrations by artist Katy Smail, which really bring the main character Sophie to life. You can read the first three chapters and check out the illustrations at www.smythology.co.uk or check out the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/Shardcover. Enjoy!

Cary Cheyenne. said...

Interesting choice, it sounds really cool! Here's mine: http://tiny.cc/mptmm