Tag Archives: FOOD

THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE by Aimee Bender

“High-concept” is the term screenwriters use to describe movies that take the “What if…?” approach.  As in, What if you could taste the feelings of the person who cooked your dinner?  That is the idea behind this 2010 novel (now … Continue reading

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GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES by Ruth Reichl

Now that I don’t teach high school English anymore and am no longer required to read a book fifteen times (I’m looking at you, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Adventures of Huckleberry … Continue reading

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LIFE, ON THE LINE by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas

My favorite quote from LIFE, ON THE LINE is, “You can’t decide to turn creativity on or off.  All you can do is present yourself with interesting problems and try to find solutions.”  This insight from Chef Grant Achatz captures … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING by Tracie McMillan

If Barbara Ehrenreich’s NICKEL AND DIMED got married to Eric Schlosser’s FAST FOOD NATION and had a baby, their child would be Tracie McMillan’s THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING.  In 2001, Ehrenreich told the story of how she went undercover … Continue reading

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