Endearing Pain:Colleen Peters

This post for Endearing Pain is off the general path for Dining With Donald. However, I knew Colleen years ago when I attended Church of the Way, and I think her story is worth a read. Check out her book launch on May 2, more info at the bottom of post. “Pain is Universal.” That is the …

Collingham – Taste of War

I love to buy books, but my budget is limited. As a result, when I visit a bookstore, my first instinct is to head to the discontinued, discounted book section. When it comes to food writing these sections tend to be crammed with diet and celebrity chef cookbooks. Neither of these particularly interest me. Once …

Standage: An Edible History of Humanity

I’ve always been a bit of a history buff. So, when I started writing about food, I naturally found myself reading books about food history. There seems to be an increasing number of writers looking back at how our eating habits have shaped our communities. Some even going back to the beginning of time. Some …

Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage

I recently posted my thoughts on A Homemade Life, Molly Wizenberg’s memoir with recipes. I enjoy these types of books. Whether they be memoirs, essays, or as in the case of my favourite food book The Supper of the Lamb, a work of theology. The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family & How We Learn to …

Homemade Life-Review

Often my book buying decisions are made by the bargains being offered for Amazon Kindle. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from my Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg. I’ve said before that I’m not a fan of cookbooks, but do like food books that contain the odd recipe. A Homemade Life falls into the latter category. While A …