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  • Alexandra was at the kitchen table absorbed in culinary rites.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • A culinary orchestra tuning up, clattering vigorously toward the finale, a cake pan drumrolling along the floor, hitting the wall with a cymballic crash.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Other moneyed Americans followed his lead, and Asheville eventually came to be known as an artistic and culinary destination throughout the South.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The tour continued through the afternoon, with stops to sample food at the culinary class, taught that day by a celebrated young chef known for using the whole of any animal.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • So it was usually done by the low woman on the culinary totem pole.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Luis also went to cooking school, attending the Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in nearby Scottsdale.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • "I don’t know how we would have chosen between these two fine culinary establishments."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • There was something so appealingly intense, energetic and various about Nathan—his quiet but firm domination, his mimicry, his comic bluster about things culinary and medical, which, she felt, was the thinnest disguise for his real concern for her health.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "When he’s revealing culinary secrets, yes.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The smell of cooking food is often a calming one, and the kitchen grew cozy as the sauce simmered, a culinary term which means "cooked over low heat."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning

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  • Mehlinger has become a wizard at ferreting out suppliers for hard-to-find culinary offerings from around the world.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • She had no sense of culinary adventure—her idea of exotic food was the Orange Chicken at the Chinese take-out place on Taylor Street.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • My only carnal pleasures these days seem to be culinary.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • You’ve done your research, gathering the facts —historical, social, climatic, culinary—that will give your story its feel of authenticity.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • [49] Matelote: a culinary preparation of various fishes.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • While the culinary process was in hand, curiosity induced him to inquire into the circumstances which had led to their timely and unexpected rescue: "How is it that we see you so soon, my generous friend," he asked, "and without aid from the garrison of Edward?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • ’My dear wife,’ exclaimed I, ’this dish is indeed a masterpiece of culinary art, but where had you met with it?
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I read a great deal and learned to prepare delicious dishes, following the culinary advice of the doctor’s wife.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Ever since she had burned her hands on the griddle, Rosaura wanted nothing to do with any kind of culinary activity, so she was ignorant of that and many other gastronomical secrets.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • He knew that each dish was prepared with the utmost care, that the elves lavished all of their culinary skill upon his meals, and that not even Islanzadi ate better than him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Miss Pross’s friendship being of the thoroughly practical kind, she had ravaged Soho and the adjacent provinces, in search of impoverished French, who, tempted by shillings and halfcrowns, would impart culinary mysteries to her.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • She had caught a severe cold in the head by reason of her dabbling in the spring on the preceding evening; but nothing short of absolute pneumonia could have quenched her interest in culinary matters that morning.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • "Never mind, I’ll get the dinner and be servant, you be mistress, keep your hands nice, see company, and give orders," said Jo, who knew still less than Meg about culinary affairs.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • At first, Josie had suggested nightly culinary classes out of self-preservation-she really didn’t know what to say when her mother plunked a charred brick of meatloaf down with the same dramatic reverence that might have been given to the Holy Grail.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Meanwhile the right culinary vessel was selected, water was seemingly distilled, and after consultation and long delay passed out to the thirsty one—not yet suffered to cool, not yet to settle.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • In the afternoon some boxes were to be moved to make room for new culinary supplies.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • It includes kitchen and parlour, generally; but I believe at Wuthering Heights the kitchen is forced to retreat altogether into another quarter: at least I distinguished a chatter of tongues, and a clatter of culinary utensils, deep within; and I observed no signs of roasting, boiling, or baking, about the huge fireplace; nor any glitter of copper saucepans and tin cullenders on the walls.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • This is opportunity for a culinary rebirth!
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The culinary arts, perhaps, washing dishes in a diner.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I didn’t see a single gleaming culinary gadget.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • In the kindness of her heart, she again stowed me away under the floor; and as she walked back and forth, in the performance of her culinary duties, she talked apparently to herself, but with the intention that I should hear what was going on.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I fancied she was jealous even of the saucepan on it; and I have reason to know that she took its impressment into the service of boiling my egg and broiling my bacon, in dudgeon; for I saw her, with my own discomfited eyes, shake her fist at me once, when those culinary operations were going on, and no one else was looking.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • She cleaned; she cooked ambitious meals (although everything she cooked came out tasting strangely industrial, as if years of eating in hospital cafeterias had somehow corrupted any culinary talent she might once have had); each afternoon she bundled Paul up in a huge blue blanket, jammed a green hunting cap on his head, and rolled him out onto the back porch.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • That I remain here despite these travesties of the culinary art, I trust you will recognize as a measure of my true devotion to the cause of science.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • …with mathematical precision; afterwards I shall go near to ruin you in coals and peat to keep up good fires in every room; and lastly, the two days preceding that on which your sisters are expected will be devoted by Hannah and me to such a beating of eggs, sorting of currants, grating of spices, compounding of Christmas cakes, chopping up of materials for mince-pies, and solemnising of other culinary rites, as words can convey but an inadequate notion of to the uninitiated like you.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Why couldn’t he find it, say, in a woman’s gait or culinary caprices or artistic taste?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The numerous cooks who attended on the Prince’s progress, having exerted all their art in varying the forms in which the ordinary provisions were served up, had succeeded almost as well as the modern professors of the culinary art in rendering them perfectly unlike their natural appearance.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • He then proceeded to give them a lecture on the culinary properties of rattlesnake—a lecture that Jasper, for one, received rather stiffly.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • "Since when did my plebes become enchanted with the culinary arts?" she asked.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • But he, impressed by this culinary equipment, the like of which he had never seen before, gazed about wondering at the wealth and security which could sustain it.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • And, amid these rich and potent devices of the culinary art (not one of which, probably, had been tested, within the memory of any man’s grandfather), poor Hepzibah was seeking for some nimble little titbit, which, with what skill she had, and such materials as were at hand, she might toss up for breakfast.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He’d come highly recommended, but so far he and my mother had butted heads repeatedly, about his erratic schedule (he never seemed to answer the phone), the expensive china dishes he insisted she rent (because only they allowed the full culinary experience), and the menu, about which he’d so far declined to give specifics.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • …a colonel with all the forces of nature for her subalterns, as in the fairy-tales where giants hire themselves out as scullions, would be stirring the coals, putting the potatoes to steam, and, at the right moment, finishing over the fire those culinary masterpieces which had been first got ready in some of the great array of vessels, triumphs of the potter’s craft, which ranged from tubs and boilers and cauldrons and fish kettles down to jars for game, moulds for pastry, and tiny…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The best hotel and all its culinary myrmidons, were set to work to prepare the feast.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He urged Chicago hostesses to hire some French chefs to improve their culinary diction.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It was at the Laundromat, sharing pie and coffee with Clyde as he detailed his latest culinary adventures.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • He sighed and wished Bob were there, hunched on his enormous stool and working culinary magic with his gnarled fingers.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • A consequence of the system was that whoever came had to bring his food and culinary outfit with him, or buy them of dealers in the khan.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The one, to whose knowledge in the culinary art the other was indebted for his banquet, seemed the least disposed of the two to profit by his own skill.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
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