Carole Bumpus

Fiction and Non-fiction Travel and Food Writer

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SALETÉ RÉFUGIATE – DIRTY REFUGEES REMEMBERING WORLD WAR II – PARIS:  MARCELLE RECALLS DIFFICULT MEMORIES “You asked me what I remember about the beginnings of World War II in Paris,” Marcelle responded.  “What my life was like?  How I lived?  Let me see if I can remember……”  She sat quietly, running her index finger round
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Another way that She Writes Press, my publisher, has chosen to recognize my books–both A Cup of Redemption and Recipes for Redemption:  A Companion Cookbook to A Cup of Redemption – December 2016

Fall, French cooking and San Francisco, a Bon Appetit combination with Les Dames d’Escoffier

Fall, French cooking and San Francisco, a Bon Appetit combination Special Posted Nov 5, 2016 by Jonathan Farrell Bay Area based author Carole Bumpus was delighted when she got the news that she and her companion cookbook, ‘Recipes for Redemption’ from her novel ‘Cup of Redemption’ were invited to the “Literary Feast” of Les Dames d’Escoffier
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Continuing events for both A Cup of Redemption and Recipes for Redemption – October 2016

It’s been a year since Recipes for Redemption: A Companion Cookbook to A Cup of Redemption came into the world and almost two years since A Cup of Redemption made its debut!  It has been quite an interesting couple of years!  Who would have guessed my novel would end up winning, not only national awards, but
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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you where you are from – Foods from the Lorraine

Taken from the pages of my new book due out called Savoring the Olde Way – French-Style.   Mine de Recettes and Fumets du Pays-Haut – Claude Thevenot for Anne-Marie Osiecki-Taiclet Foreword  There is a play on words in the title: A ‘mine’ in this case means a great find, or a gold mine of
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Literary Lunch – Draeger’s Market and Cooking School

March 5, 2016– Literary Lunch:  A new and exciting addition to my book tour Draeger’s Market – Cooking School – San Mateo, CA Who would have guessed that a book tour could lead to not only a sumptuous feast prepared by professional chefs, but to also have these recipes come straight from my own cookbook!  What
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Salete Refugiate – Excerpt from A Cup of Redemption

Springtime – 1943 – France After fleeing the nightly barrage of Allied bombers over Paris, Marcelle arrived in Evaux les Bains, in the heart of the Auvergne Region. She stepped off the train with her baby, Gerard, and luggage in tow. Hoping to put the terror of living in Occupied France behind her, they had
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The Forgotten D-Day, but Not Forgotten Veterans

Four remaining WWII veterans of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (Rock of the Marne) are sleeping in their own beds tonight, their whirlwind tour du France of the 70th Anniversary of the Southern D-Day a year ago last August–now a dim but savored memory.  But, as this Veteran’s Day approaches, what will these men
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My newly published cookbook, Recipes for Redemption, serves up the wit and whimsy from the original text of the novel, A Cup of Redemption.  As an example or as a little ‘amuse bouche’, please find the following: CRÊPES de FROMENT BRITTANY – 2002 – ST. MALO –   ‘A crown of stone above the waves,’ wrote Gustave
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TIP:  While visiting abroad, if you are searching for a sure-fire recipe to open up a topic of culinary conversation, simply ask your host to tell you about his or her favorite foods as a child. This was advice I was given about fifteen years ago. Shortly thereafter, I began to put this tip into
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