Books

Liz Thorpe: The Cheese Chronicles

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog, Books, Read | 2 comments

Liz Thorpe: The Cheese Chronicles

Cheese lovers, book nerds, foodies, animal lovers, humorists and travel hounds, Liz Thorpe‘s ‘The Cheese Chronicles’ has something for everyone.  Well, so as long as you’re sticking with those topics.  Looking to brush up on sailing techniques?  This is not the book for you, but want to hear a humorous synopsis of Liz’s day of cheesemaking while hungover and a beautiful description of the menu at French Laundry?  Liz doesn’t disappoint.     Here’s a little about Liz straight from her site:     ‘A Yale graduate, Liz Thorpe left a “normal” job in 2002 to follow her passion for cheese by working...

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“I Feel Bad About My Neck”

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Blog, Books, Read | 0 comments

“I Feel Bad About My Neck”

The world has been a lesser place since Nora Ephron left us, many months ago.  At least we can take solace in the fact that she has left behind so many tangible reminders of her comedic genius.     I, for one, never let a month pass without watching one of her classics – When Harry Met Sally, Heartburn, You’ve Got Mail and the ultimate of all ultimates: Sleepless in Seattle.  Seriously, that movie could be on non-stop replay and I still wouldn’t get my fill. Nora’s movie may be her bigger claim to fame, but her books hold an equally impressive torch.  I finally picked up “I Feel Bad About My Neck” last weekend and laughed...

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Ain’t No One Like Anthony

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Blog, Books, Read | 0 comments

Ain’t No One Like Anthony

    Anthony Bourdain  is the be all and end all of all things culinary.  It’s not so much his kitchen skills as it is his speaking skills.  No other TV host, in the food realm at least, can capture an audience quite like Bourdain.   His acerbic wit and ability to describe dishes using both eloquent food terminology and street slang make watching him dine more enjoyable than dining yourself. A couple of years ago, my mother and I got to meet the man.  Excuse this subpar picture, it’s the best I could ask of a stranger who wasn’t sure if they should snap the shot or give me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as I was 12 seconds away from a...

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