Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What We're Reading Now: Food Books!

Here are two recent titles relating to food that we’ve enjoyed:

Hungry by Darlene Barnes (641.5092 BARNES)
Would your dream job be feeding male collegians five days a week?  New to Seattle, Darlene Barnes did just that at the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at University of Washington.  When she arrived the kitchen was a disaster; fresh food was totally alien to the environment.  She welcomed the challenge of creating good meals, feeding her guys more than just food and learning from them in exchange.  Her memoir is funny, irreverent and includes a few recipes which the fraternity grew to savor.  

 To Eat: A Country Life by Joe Eck (635 Eck)         

Gardeners and life partners Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd purchased 28 acres in Vermont in 1974.  Over the years they created a superb garden, detailing their experience in several books. Each chapter in “To eat” is devoted to a fruit, vegetable or livestock from the farm; line drawings and the occasional recipe add to the reader’s visual and culinary delight.
I made the Hashed Brussels sprouts-they were delicious.    

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