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Shrugging Doctor Loaf and Honey

Last night I went to a wine and cheese event at The Shrugging Doctor. The event was a joint effort between The Shrugging Doctor and Loaf and Honey cheese.Continue readingShrugging Doctor Loaf and Honey

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Books Reviews and Such

The Coldest Case, Bruno Novel 15

The Coldest Case is the most recent, Bruno, Chief of Police novel, from Martin Walker. I’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival since I first heard it was coming out. On the holiday Monday I was up at the McNally Robinson store at The Forks. I asked when the book was coming in and was told it would arrive at the Grant Park location the next day. I immediately reserved a copy. They said there were only four copies coming in, and…Continue readingThe Coldest Case, Bruno Novel 15

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Common Eating Fall Suppers

Spaghetti Dinner – Holy Rosary Church

Yesterday, while posting about the Holy Trinity fall supper, I mentioned that I would be finishing my weekend off by attending the Spaghetti Dinner at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. I was alerted to this dinner last year by Angie Boehm. She along with her husband Cory are parishioners at Holy Rosary. They’ve also shared a couple of dining adventures with me over the years. This dinner is a little bit different than some, in that it features a rolling service…Continue readingSpaghetti Dinner – Holy Rosary Church

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Books Reviews and Such

Bruno Chief of Police – Martin Walker

When I published my first post around crime fiction and food, way back at the end of last year, I asked for any suggestions for other writers that I may have missed. The one name that came up the most, about 4 or 5 times, was that of Martin Walker and his fictional detective Bruno Courreges, chief of police in the small, fictional town of St. Denis, in the Dordogne region of France.*If you haven’t read this series there are…Continue readingBruno Chief of Police – Martin Walker

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Reviews and Such Books

A Holy Meal – Gordon T Smith

Review for A Holy Meal. About three and a half years ago, I started looking for suggestions on books dealing with Holy Communion. At the time, Tom Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Us, was the only one I followed through on. I’ve been collecting and starting to read through other books since then. One of the first one’s I’ve finished is A Holy Meal: The Lord’s Supper in the Life of the Church, by Gordon T. Smith. The best part of this book may be…Continue readingA Holy Meal – Gordon T Smith

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Food Common Eating Community theology

Common Eating – 9 – Food and Drink

Growing up in the evangelical tradition, the question of what was acceptable and what was not acceptable food and drink for “real Christians” was high on the list of topics that were regularly worked around. My denominational upbringing was teetotal by definition.  My experiences with others from similar backgrounds was that the drinking of alcohol, in any form, while not necessarily written into their doctrinal/governing documents was considered strictly forbidden.I was in my mid-twenties before I ever had a beverage…Continue readingCommon Eating – 9 – Food and Drink