Category Archives: Food

Hotel Bemelmans

You probably know Ludwig Bemelmans best from his wonderful Madeline books for children: “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines/ Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” I certainly did; I could go on to … Continue reading

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In Defense of Food (Audio)

Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food is often mentioned as a good, practical follow-up to his excellent The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which Jenny and I have both reviewed. In The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Pollan looks at the process of food production, opening readers’ … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Audio)

I’ve mentioned here before that I try to eat local food whenever possible, but it’s not always possible. Vegetables, fruit, and meat are available from reasonably local sources, but milk and grains are a challenge. So I was interested in reading Animal, … Continue reading

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Alone in the Kitchen With An Eggplant

What do you eat when you’re alone? Are you the kind of person who fixes yourself elaborate, delicious meals, caring for yourself as you would for anyone else? Do you eat odd foods, satisfy personal cravings that you don’t want … Continue reading

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Audio)

Jenny wrote an excellent review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma back in June. Go read it now for some background on this fascinating, scary—and potentially life-changing—book. Now that I’ve finished listening to the audio book, I can say that heartily concur with her. … Continue reading

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma

If you’re a panda bear, dinner is easy. It’s bamboo for you; you don’t have a choice and you don’t want one. But when you can eat anything, what should you eat? In other words, what in the world is … Continue reading

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