Friday, August 26, 2016

On Friday, August 26, 2016 by Vicki Lesage in , ,
Our Recipes & Reads series features a delicious recipe that ties into one of our great book recommendations. So if you love reading and you love eating, you've come to the right place!

Recipes & Reads: Delicious recipe paired with a book recommendation

Entanglement: A Hollywood Lights Novel, by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, is set in sunny L.A., where Greta and Daphne enjoy nights on the town and love a good steak and potatoes. But the two young women enjoy light, fresh cuisine as well. So sit down with this intriguing novel and have a serving of this flavorful and crunchy salad that will put you in a California state of mind.

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Salad
from Didier Quémener, chef and author of Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Salad Recipe from Chef Q in Paris, Didier Quémener

Servings: 2


4 chicken strips
5 oz. mixed greens
5 oz. cherry tomatoes
1 apple
½ small fennel bulb
1 handful walnuts
1 tbs sesame seeds
1 tsp honey
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tsp mustard with seeds
Salt, pepper & cayenne pepper to taste


1. Halve cherry tomatoes, peel apple and cut into small cubes, slice fennel. Set aside.
2. Prepare the dressing: Combine mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper, then add olive oil. Mix well.
3. In a hot frying pan, sauté chicken strips with a little olive oil over medium heat until they begin to brown.
4. Remove from heat; add honey and soy sauce, mix well. Place back on burner at medium-low heat.
5. Let simmer until strips are well caramelized. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper.
6. In a bowl, combine mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, apple, fennel, walnuts and dressing.
7. Arrange salad on plates, place chicken strips sprinkled with sesame seeds on top and serve immediately.


Recipes & Reads: Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Salad + Entanglement: A Hollywood Lights Novel
Entanglement: A Hollywood Lights Novel
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

1990s Hollywood, two unlikely friends, one dangerous relationship...

Socially awkward 21-year-old Greta moves in with her best friend Daphne, a troubled young woman with an abusive past. The glamorous and charismatic Daphne teaches Greta how to wear stilettos, tame her wild hair, and navigate L.A. nightlife. Daphne is determined to make it big, and she drags an unwilling Greta into the limelight with her.

But Greta prefers spending time with Timmy, her new boss who has become a lot more than that. Daphne, convinced Timmy's not the right man for her friend, will do anything to drive them apart—even if her actions throw Greta into the path of danger.

Can Greta survive? Can she forgive?

The Hollywood Lights Series: 3 Novels by Katie Rose Guest Pryal