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Feb 15, 2021

Episode 036 Mia Hopkins on “The Proposition” by Judith Ivory


Mia Hopkins is straight up one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. I could talk to her all day about books, baking, mothering, and life in general. The book she chose, “The Proposition” by Judith Ivory, is a sort of gender-swapped take on “My Fair Lady.” I loved reading it, and I really loved talking about it with Mia.


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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Mia Hopkins

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Discussed in this episode:

The Proposition by Judith Ivory

The Baker’s Notebook Podcast

Duck, Duck, Porcupine by Selena Yoon

Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park

Zenobia Neil on Best Book Ever Episode 035

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Father Gregory Boyle

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Father Gregory Boyle

Homeboy Industries

Thirsty: An Eastside Brewery Novel by Mia Hopkins

Trashed: An Eastside Brewery Novel by Mia Hopkins

My Fair Lady

Pygmalion myth

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

The Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas: A Study in Scarlet Women, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Hollow of Fear, The Art of the Theft

The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas

Delicious by Sherry Thomas

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Bridgerton miniseries on Netflix

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (The Bridgerton series is over a dozen books long, so if you like this one, you’ve got a great binge ahead of you)

The Indiscretion by Judith Ivory

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite

Breathe the Sky by Michelle Hazen

Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles by John Mack Faragher

The Los Angeles Conservancy

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael Twitty

Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

Salt Fat Acid Heat Netflix Series

Home Cooking Podcast with Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway


Discussed in our Patreon Conversation:

Paul Hollywood

The Great British Bake Off

Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You Smile by Kim-Joy

Christmas with Kim-Joy: A Festive Collection of Edible Cuteness by Kim-Joy

Proof by Mia Hopkins is in The One Who Got Away Anthology, edited by Kristina Wright

Rosie’s the Vet’s Cookie Chicken

Swedish Princess Cake


Choux Pastry with Craquelin

Mexican Concha Bread

Japanese Melon Bread

Mardi Gras King Cake

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