It goes without saying that 2020 was a weird year for all of us but in many ways, it allowed me the time to read a lot more than I have in most years previously. The launch of The Deckle Edge Podcast helped too, as I try and read everything I can the author has … Continue reading 2020 Books Read in Review
A review of "The Traveling Feast" by Rick Bass.
Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack In my younger days I was a beer aficionado. Not a beer snob, per se, but a person who enjoyed beer of many styles and many brewers. From a Bud Ice Light to a Chimay...there was a time and place in my life for it. But then … Continue reading Wine Folly: The Master Guide by Madeline Puckett and Justin Hammack
Fry Bread: A Native American Story by Kevin Noble Maillard I’ve written before about my affinity for picture books and Fry Bread: A Native American Story written by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, and published by Roaring Brook Press fits my profile well. Every culture, it seems, has their own version of fried … Continue reading Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, published by Windmill Books, tells the story of Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution. The Count becomes a "former person", losing his land and most of his wealth, but never his class or his charm. Rostov, … Continue reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan is a deeply entertaining story of hope, curiosity, food, and community. Set in San Francisco, Sourdough is reminiscent of Sloan’s first novel, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”, and tells the tale of Lois Clary, a mid-western transplant to the Bay Area working as a programmer for General Dexterity, a cutting-edge … Continue reading Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan
In 1969 Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Long Island, published The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection, a work which has remained in print ever since. The book is an engaging mix of cooking philosophy, recipes, hospitality, and theology and I am truly grateful to have encountered it. … Continue reading The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection, by Fr. Robert Farrar Capon