Friday, January 30, 2009

Food for Thought: Talking With my Mouth Full

Hey guys, another quickie post here.

I just want to make sure the world knows that I did my assigned homework (we middle children are people pleasers, you know) and read this month's Food for Thought book, Talking with my Mouth Full, Crabcakes, Bundt Cakes and Other Kitchen Stories, by Bonnie Wolf.

This book read more like a collection of essays rather than a story. That's OK though, it's perfect for those times when you have 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there.

Ms. Wolf has lived in many different parts of the country that exposed her to a huge variety of culinary experiences. Maryland crabcakes, Minnesota anti-pasta (I know, it doesn't seem to fit, but I learned a lot about anti-pasta in that chapter), Texas chili, and the list goes on.

I enjoyed this book. There were so many recipes included that sounded delish. Unfortunately, I read it over Christmas and promptly returned it to the library before I wrote down specifics I wanted to talk about in my review. (So much for my career as a literary critic, LOL). I promise I'll have more substance next time.

Next month we read Bite Me: Food In Popular Culture. If you'd like to join us, feel free to stop by.


Snooky doodle said...

thanks for the suggestion :)

Jin Hooi said...

hey.. so long since i last said hello.. how are u there ? I am back to blogging now and it is great to see u still so active with all the blogging events !! well done !!!

Anonymous said...

Bravo for completing your homework! I didn't finish the book because I found it a bit dull, but the recipes are great. I give you an A+

My Yummy Life

Anonymous said...

I have to return my copy to the library today. It is already a couple of days late (oops!). I quicky baked one of the recipes last night and wrote up my review. Now, it is time to go to the library.

kate said...

i agree--lots of good recipes. it was sorta the best part!