Archive for the 'Books' Category

I’m so good

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

I’m so pleased with myself. I have made a conscious effort to read more. I have never been an avid reader, but I think over the past year I have discovered the true joy of reading. I think I have read more from September to now than I have my whole life (that’s probably an […]

Books read so far this year…

Thursday, January 13th, 2005


The Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
Transmission by Hari Kunzru
Typhoid Mary by Anthony Bourdain


Living History by Hillary Clinton
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Typhoid Mary by Anthony Bourdain
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Conspiracy Club by Jonathan […]

Book Review: The Making of a Chef

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

The Making of a Chef describes Michael Ruhlman’s journey through the curriculum of the Culinary Institute of America ("The CIA"). An author who cooks (or a cook who writes, as he would now say), Ruhlman goes through almost all of the blocks in the CIA’s program as a student.
Along the way, Ruhlman […]

I get the hint

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Let’s play a little detective game. I got the hint, but can you?
On Christmas morning I opened a gift from my mother and it was a book entitled A thousand and one household hints. Immediately after opening this gift, Jim handed me a gift from him and to my "delight," it was an encyclopedia type […]

The history of my living

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Well, for those of you who may have been disturbed by my post, "The return of TV," let me reassure you — I do still read. Jim and I recently purchased a bookcase that we are filling with all our new books that we got for Christmas and I am looking forward to reading them […]