Category Archives: Food Book Review

Have Another Taste: The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show Part 2: A Fabulous Party and Other Events

I should start with the formal opening ceremony, even though I was just slightly late, and had to stand behind the big cameras.  Never mind, it gave me a chance to take a few of my favorite kind of meta-pictures. … Continue reading

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An Austrian’s Adventures in Midcentury America: My Organic Life by Nora Pouillon, with Laura Fraser

If you could sum up Nora Pouillon in one word, would it be “stubborn?” She is known for her single-minded determination to run her professional and personal life the way she sees fit. How about “obsessed?” everything in her restaurant, … Continue reading

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I Eat, Therefore I Speak

Review: The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu, by Dan Jurafsky, Norton, 2014. A book that combines two of my favorite subjects! What could be better? I majored in anthropology in college, where I picked up a smattering … Continue reading

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Librarians Have Appetites!

Why would a food writer attend a librarian’s convention?  Like everyone else, librarians appreciate cooking and eating, and they buy books on those topics for their libraries.  The exhibit hall of the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in … Continue reading

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We Are All Toast: Book and Movie Review

I recently viewed the movie Toast, released in Britain in 2010 as a TV movie but more recently in the US (and available on Netflix).  It inspired me to read the book it was based on, an autobiography of the … Continue reading

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How Much Is That Donut In The Window?

Book Review: An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies Tyler Cowen is an economist with an eating habit.  The book jacket copy for An Economist Gets Lunch tells us that he writes the “world’s leading economic blog” as … Continue reading

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FOOD Exhibit Part 2: Miss El Chico and Mrs. Mondavi

Just as my favorite part of the media event for the Julia’s Kitchen re-opening back in August was meeting Julia’s niece, Philadelphia Cousins, the best thing about this exhibit’s event was meeting and chatting with several of the object donors. … Continue reading

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Change Comes to Dinner – And Sixth & I Street

The Book Katherine Gustafson has written a compulsively readable book full of optimism that we can overcome our nation-wide dependence on big agriculture and addiction to obesity-causing fast food. She writes about initiatives across the country – of individuals, families, … Continue reading

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