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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Writing in the Kitchen

I received a free, uncorrected proof copy of Writing in the Kitchen to review through Net Galley.  At no time was a positive review of the book expected as a condition for receiving this copy Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways. Southern food as it is packaged and sold to the consuming…

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Book Review – Keeping the Feast

I originally posted this book review on Bubsblurbs.com in late 2012, but wanted to include it here as well. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author and/or publisher through the Speakeasy blogging book review network. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are…