So, watch right here for reviews of a whole raft of books I have read lately. And thanks to etc.usf.edu for the picture of, yes, you got it, a raft, though not a raft of books. Here are some books for which reviews are coming up in the next little while:
Anthony Bidulka's Amuse Bouche (and yes, there is a bit of food and murder in this, subtitled A Russell Quant Mystery). It is the first in a series and set in Saskatoon (above the 49th).
Nicole Mones' The Last Chinese Chef, which is not at all a mystery but definitely a novel and definitely foodie oriented
Catching Fire by Richard Wrangham --the only non-fiction entry in this list -- which includes a full blown explanation for the origin of gender-based division of labor (and he definitely does not does not agree with Claude Levi-Strauss). For a list of things by Wrangham, try here -- and for a Q and A with him, here. Yes, the latter is from Scientific American. And, unrelatedly, totally unrelatedly, it seems Levi-Strauss, according to the web, is alive. At 100. Hmmmm.