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Bread & Wine: a Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

Bread & Wine is a combination of short stories of Niequist’s life with a focus on difficulties having children. She is a woman of faith and relates her stories to spiritual lessons which she realized after each individual experience. Almost … Continue reading

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What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between baking soda and baking powder, why there are so many different kinds of flour, and what is Dutch cocoa?  If so, you are just the type of advanced cook for whom … Continue reading

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Tasting Club by Dina Cheney

There is more to food tasting then just wine and cheese tasting parties. And this book tells us all about it.  It provides tips how to entertain a group of friends while indulging in the best the food world has … Continue reading

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Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice

Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice (I discovered after I wrote this entry that it is not in the JCL catalog, but is readily available Interlibrary Loan.) Author Jessica Prentice is a professional chef and food activist, co-founder of Locavores … Continue reading

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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron Foer

What does compassion have to do with what we eat?  Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated, makes the argument that the answer to this question does matter.  At least he’s betting on it as compassion becomes the driving, … Continue reading

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Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer

When Novella Carpenter and boyfriend Bill move from Seattle to Oakland, they choose their apartment for its cast of eccentric neighbors and the empty lot behind the building. In short order, Novella has taken over the lot, not only with … Continue reading

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