Dinner & A Book: Me Talk Pretty One Day

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About This Episode

Episode #501 - Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

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Original Airdate:
December 30, 2008

In This Episode


    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.

The Book

Me Talk Pretty One Day
By David Sedaris

Episode Resources

  1. Grapes in Red WineRecipe

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