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Book Review: Wine Girl

Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, And Triumphs Of America’s Youngest Sommelier, by Victoria James This book would more accurately have been titled whine girl, as most of this book consists of the author whining about her hard life and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Sweet Passover

A Sweet Passover, by Leslea Newman, illustrated by David Slonim There is, at the base of this particular story, at least one thing that is off, but it is a minor thing, in that technically the Passover is itself only … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Little Red Hen And The Passover Matzah

The Little Red Hen And The Passover Matzah, by Leslie Kimmelman There was something a bit off about this tale. In order to explain it I will go about reviewing this book differently than I normally do, beginning with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Confectioner

The Complete Confectioner, or, The Whole Art of Confecionary, Made Easy, by Frederick Nutt This book is a deeply interesting book, and its contents open up a view into the world of dining for English elites in the period of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Coca Cookbook

The Coca Cookbook: 35 Recipes With The Forbidden Superfood, by Dr. Bebe Fiammetta This is a book whose appeal, such as it is, is based on the lure of the forbidden. This is, admittedly, a strong appeal for humanity, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Covert Cows And Chick-Fil-A

Covert Cows And Chick-Fil-A: How Faith, Cows, And chicken Build An Iconic Brand, by Steve Robinson The author is, perhaps not surprisingly, the former CMO of Chick-Fil-A. I happen to admit that reading this book was a lot more interesting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Meditations With Cows

Meditations With Cows: What I’ve Learned From Daisy, The Dairy Cow Who Changed My Life, by Shreve Stockton In reading this book I felt a strong degree of ambivalence towards the author. On the one hand, there is much to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows: An Introduction To Carnism, The Belief System That Allows Us To Eat Some Animals And Not Others, by Melanie Joy, Ph.D There are some essential problems with this book that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: For All The Tea In China

For All The Tea In China: How England Stole The World’s Favorite Drink And Changed History, by Sarah Rose This book is written by someone who is probably not an imperialist, but the author points out rather sensibly that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grow Your Own Tea

Grow Your Own Tea: The Complete Guide To Cultivating, Harvesting, And Preparing, by Christine Parks and Susan M. Walcott One of the more intriguing trends of books in the contemporary age is the encouragement to people to cut out the … Continue reading

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