I’ve recently been reading Laurie Colwin’s More Home Cooking, her second book of witty and warm cookery essays, mainly taken from articles she wrote for the now defunct Gourmet Magazine. The late Laurie Colwin, born and based in New York, was initially known for her fiction writing, first publishing in the New Yorker, followed by … More Laurie Colwin – Cookery Writing for COVID times
Following an out of character New Year desire to make things a little more ship shape, I took a look at my kitchen shelf, not just overflowing with cook books, but teaming with recipe clippings, ancient foodie magazines, scrap paper and, I’m sorry to admit it, old bits of food. A clear out and a … More Can you ever have too many Cook Books?
That pile of books that sits beside my bed is becoming ridiculous. It’s a joke. It’s an embarrassment. My husband laughs at me as he holds his battered old IPhone in his palm, taunting me with the small instrument with which he reads his books. But I love that pile of books. Every night it … More That Pile of Books Beside my Bed
In an interview with the Guardian last year, Jim Crace was “a little surprised that passing the “apparently unpromising location” of the Watford Gap service station should have provided the impetus for a novel set during the enclosure of the English countryside”. He is the master of the understatement; it is difficult to see how … More Harvest by Jim Crace – A Review