Archaeology is not my forte. (and I cannot figure out how to get the accent ague -- is that right? - on the e at the end of forte. So, add it with your imagination, please.) Neither is running a vacuum. And yet, I did both a whole back and came across a heap of things I meant to blog about. So: coming soon are reviews of the following books:
1. Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson. I loved her book on honey and bees, so I was expecting to be disappointed by this one. Nothing ever quite lives up, right? I was not disappointed. I loved this book too. It was smart and while too many books I read ought to have been culled from the list of foodie books published (yes, it is a trend. YEs, it might be a seller. No not everything deserves to be published.), this one deserved every word on the back -- elegant, information-packed, passionate. . . . And, it was a gift. So I am doubly spoiled. Review to come with more details! Not to mention, more links.
2. In the mail (and thus free): Monday Morning Cooking Club: The Food, The Stories, The Sisterhood (I have a vague sense I may have blogged about this before. But I am going to do it anyway.)
3. A gift handed to me at an utterly unrelated conference that was really about higher education: Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris. Yes, all of our campuses could be healthier.
4. A bloggy kind of book purchased on a whim at Whole Foods because we met the author: Hello Wine! by Melanie Wagner. My advice: do not drink and buy books. It is always dangerous. But: this recommendation is NOT a review. That is comng soon.
So: reviews are coming. Of books. Maybe someday soon, of food. Or my cooking. Or something. But: books are the food of the soul, right?