Press Sighting: Washington Post

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Today's Washington Post Book World features a review I wrote about a new crop of books on eating and the interplay of food and society, from a tasting tour of the world's "forbidden fruit" and cultural histories of hunger and feasting to the evolution of American foodways and a photographic memoir of one man's mouth.

Follow the link below to read the article:

»Eating . . . When food for the belly becomes food for thought


 





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Congrats. Nice work! I liked reading about several books I hadn't come across yet.

I did review Everything I Ate and interviewed the author. That book has caused me to rethink my earlier belief that blogs that simply post pictures of dinner and descriptions are boring. In fact they are a bit like a mystery novel...

 

Thanks Amy. His introduction tantalized about how each day's documented intake was a prism through which to see changes in his life -- ups and downs in relationships, a death in the family, other milestones -- but when I read through the pages, I just didn't see it . . .

 

The anecdote of the Scottish crimp bring forth begins in the self-sufficient Perthshire department of Scotland in 1961. William Ross, a guide, happened to mind an exceptional sanitary creamy cat with unashamed-folded ears on a neighbor’s farm. He and his spouse, Mary, were intrigued and were told that the mom had common ears and the sire was unknown. They were promised a kitten from this cat, named Susie, if she yet produced another with folded ears. The f

 

I liked reading about several books I hadn't come across yet.

 

Thank you so very much for taking the time to share…very useful, indeed!

 

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