Book Review: This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass is a tale of a forty-year-old woman mourning the loss of a loved one while trying to reevaluate her own existence. . . . → Read More: Book Review: This Too Shall Pass

Wild Rice Salad with Dried Fruit and Arugula

Here is a recipe from a truly beautiful book, Eat Beautiful, by Wendy Rowe. . . . → Read More: Wild Rice Salad with Dried Fruit and Arugula

Cooking for Picasso: A Book Review

Follow three generations of French women and their connection with Picasso in this novel of intrigue, destiny, and of course food and art. . . . → Read More: Cooking for Picasso: A Book Review

Spirits of Christmas

Along with a book review of Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, I am including a recipe for homemade limoncello. Either would make a great Christmas gift. Both would send the recipient over the moon! . . . → Read More: Spirits of Christmas

The Lesser Bohemians: A Book Review

A book review of a new classic (but without a recipe today)… . . . → Read More: The Lesser Bohemians: A Book Review

Busy Day Cobbler

Here is an easy and adaptable cobbler to accompany a cookbook review of Victuals by Ronni Lundy. . . . → Read More: Busy Day Cobbler

Party of One with a recipe on the side

Party of One, by David Holmes is a hilarious book, full of 90s music and pop culture. See how it inspired today’s dessert dish, Spiced Molten Chocolate Cake. . . . → Read More: Party of One with a recipe on the side

something to food about

A book review of Questlove’s exploration of food and creativity with some of the world’s best chefs. . . . → Read More: something to food about

The Wurst Post

Wurst, not worst…..Please read on to learn about Chris Ying’s newest publication, “The Wurst of Lucky Peach (a treasury of encased meat)” . . . → Read More: The Wurst Post

Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

A garden update and a cookbook review of “Sweeter Off the Vine” by Yossy Arefi. . . . → Read More: Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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