Dinner & A Book: Me Talk Pretty One Day

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About This Episode

Episode #501

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Original Airdate:
December 30, 2008

The Book

Me Talk Pretty One Day
By David Sedaris

The Menu


Lobster Salad
Pan Seared Scallops in Citrus
Grapes in Red Wine
White Wine and French Lemonade

 For the Bistro lunch... Decorate a table covered in a red checkered tablecloth with white napkins and 1 flower in a small red vase.  Wear a beret or a chef’s hat and hire an accordionist to play old French favorites. If you can’t find an accordionist, play songs by Edith Piaf. Serve the lobster salad as a first course.  Bring in the platter of scallops and asparagus and end the meal with the grapes in cream sauce. Follow the lunch with a reading of your favorite chapter in the book and end the afternoon with a French movie preferably Mon Oncle, Jules et Jim or a TV program on the life of Edith Piaf.

Episode Resources

  1. Grapes in Red WineRecipe

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