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Koshersoul – Michael W. Twitty

Koshersoul is the second book from Michael W. Twitty, the author of The Cooking Gene. I read The Cooking Gene a couple of years ago. I found it a riveting read. As soon as I saw that Koshersoul was available I ordered it. Koshersul is a very timely book. We see new outbreaks and outbursts of Anti-Semitism all over the place, particularly on the internet. Much of this is done through rehashing old, discredited lies such as the Protocols of the…Continue readingKoshersoul – Michael W. Twitty

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The Cooking Gene – Michael W Twitty

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South,  by Michael W. Twitty is another book that I picked up from the Millennium Library’s New and Noted Section. If you can get past all the latest and greatest diet and nutrition fad books, there are generally one or two worthwhile titles to pick up and read. I was particularly interested in this book after having recently read John T. Edge’s the Potlikker papers. *Before I…Continue readingThe Cooking Gene – Michael W Twitty

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To Kill a Troubadour

To Kill a Troubadour is the 15th full length novel in the Bruno Chief of Police series, by Martin Walker. As with each Bruno novel, in To Kill a Troubadour, we return to a delightful world where crime fighting is interspersed with Baguettes, Bassets, and in this case, Balladry. To Kill a Troubadour Review To Kill a Troubadour begins with Bruno receiving a visit from his old friend J.J. Jalipeau, head of detectives for his départmente. He brings with him…Continue readingTo Kill a Troubadour

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Recipes and Reciprocity

Notice of Disclosure: I received a free review copy of Recipes and Reciprocity, from University of Manitoba Press. This was received without expectation of a positive review. All opinions in the post below are mine only. Recipes and Reciprocity: Building Relationships in Research, Edited by Hannah Tait Neufeld and Elizabeth Finnis, is best described in the editor’s opening statement: This book brings together authors from various disciplines, working in diverse geographical and cultural contexts, to discuss the ways that food and recipe…Continue readingRecipes and Reciprocity

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The Hunger for Home, Croasmun & Volf

The Hunger for Home: Food & Meals in the Gospel of Luke, by Matthew Croasmun and Miroslav Volf, is the food book I have long been waiting for. I came across the book because it was advertised as a new book to watch for on    The Englewood Review of Books. This site, run by Cristopher C. Smith has been a favourite of mine for several years. I’ve also enjoyed some of Smith’s own works as well as the books he…Continue readingThe Hunger for Home, Croasmun & Volf

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How to Feed a Dictator

How to Feed a Dictator  is one of those interesting and unexpected finds that you come across when searching through bookstoreContinue readingHow to Feed a Dictator