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Twenty/20 Project: Introduction

Recently, I had the good fortune of interacting (just a bit) with respected writer and cook, Michael Ruhlman on twitter. I had re-tweeted a link he posted to a story not related to cooking. I re-tweet links a lot, so I was surprised when he responded by thanking me for the re-tweet and complimenting me on… Continue reading Twenty/20 Project: Introduction

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Cookbook Review(-ish): Elote Cafe Cookbook & Tomatillo Sauce

Just after Thanksgiving this past year, my mom and step-dad went on a trip to Sedona, Arizona.  I don’t think they had been there before, and they went to try out some new photography skills by utilizing the breathtaking landscape and visiting the Grand Canyon nearby. While they were there, they had a meal at… Continue reading Cookbook Review(-ish): Elote Cafe Cookbook & Tomatillo Sauce

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Bookish Event (recap): Ferran Adria in San Francisco

As part of my comeback, I decided to finally update everyone on my experience seeing chef Ferran Adrià speak in San Francisco. This event was held way back in the second week of October, which was particularly busy for me in terms of book events. I was looking forward to this one for a few… Continue reading Bookish Event (recap): Ferran Adria in San Francisco

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Bookish Event: Ferran Adria by way of Anthony Bourdain

I have discovered lately that my family is only just beginning to understand what I’m doing. Even then, the things I’m interested in can sometimes be a bit of a mystery to them. I think to a lot of people, it might seem strange to line up a ton of “book events” in a single… Continue reading Bookish Event: Ferran Adria by way of Anthony Bourdain

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Book Review: "Whiskey: A Global History" ~ by Kevin Kosar

Title: Whiskey: A Global HistoryAuthor: Kevin R. KosarPages: 144Publisher: Reaktion Books, Ltd.Pub Date: October 2010 Note: This book came to me by way of a mutual contact, who put Mr. Kosar and I in touch. A copy of the book was supplied to me by the author free of charge.When I started reading this book,… Continue reading Book Review: "Whiskey: A Global History" ~ by Kevin Kosar

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Book Review: "The Bucolic Plague" ~ by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Title: The Bucolic PlagueAuthor: Josh Kilmer-Purcell (@joshkp on twitter)Publisher: HarperCollinsPub. Date: March 2011 (Paperback)Pages: 336 (Paperback) I admit that I first picked up this book based largely on the word “bucolic”. I like to think that I have a fairly extensive vocabulary, but I had never encountered that word before.  It is defined as “of,… Continue reading Book Review: "The Bucolic Plague" ~ by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

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My Life in France – by Julia Child (with Alex Prud’homme)

My Life in France by Julia Child was lovingly co-written by Paul Child’s grand-nephew, Alex Prud’homme, but the voice throughout the story is entirely Julia’s.  Mr. Prud’homme spent just under a year with Julia, reminiscing about her time in France, and together with his notes and the numerous letters that Paul Child wrote to his… Continue reading My Life in France – by Julia Child (with Alex Prud’homme)