Carole Bumpus

Fiction and Non-fiction Travel and Food Writer

Category: A Cup of Redemption (page 1 of 2)


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

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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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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Call it ‘Cuisine Pauvre’

As my fingers poise over the key board, my heart leaps forward with anticipation. I’m about to begin writing. I love it! I love it, like I love when I’m poised in the kitchen ready to prepare a new recipe. Another creative attempt at either delighting my family or sending them into a nighttime of
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Excerpt from A Cup of Redemption – Chapter Two – Floating Island

“I’m curious, Madame,” Kate said as she picked up her fork. “What foods did you prepare as a young wife in France? Did you prepare the Floating Island back then?” “What foods did I prepare? In France?” Marcelle echoed the question. She threw her head back and laughed, her deeply resonant voice filling the room.
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