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Mrs. Z- you won my giveaway. I hope you love this book as much as I do.
Send me your address and I’ll get the book right out to you…
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This week is an important week for us food obsessed people. It’s the day The James Beard Association announces the winners of the yearly James Beard Awards. I had always been aware of James Beard especially in association with the yearly award ceremony that carries his name, but I didn’t become OBSESSED with James Beard until my last trip to Oregon, specifically to my someday new “little town’, Gearhart, OR.
I decided to read “Delights and Prejudices” while I was in Oregon because I knew James Beard lived in Portland and I had never read this landmark book in the history of all things food. It turns out that Beard not only lived in OR, his family had a beach house in Gearhart just like me! (Well, just like I hope to one day).
I am still waiting patiently for these folks to decide to sell this house to me…
In the meantime, I just stay at this lovely place
and eat at this lovely place
This book is simply delightful. I read it sitting outside this lovely place…
and down on the beach and in my little cottage…
It’s a wonderful look back at another age and the cuisine that defined it. Beard’s mother ran a hotel and was an amazing cook, it includes some of her recipes as well as some of his own. Beard’s voice is authoritative, a little haughty and yet engaging at the same time. The book is a memoir which spans quite a bit of his childhood and career, a peek into how one of the great culinary figures of American cuisine felt about food. I liked it so much, and because I am such a nice person, I stopped at a used book store on the way home, and picked up a copy for you!
To win your very own copy of “Delights and Prejudices”, just leave a comment telling me the name of your favorite cookbook or food book. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced a week from now (next Friday)….
And if you think this is just a sneaky way for me to get recommendations for new books to read, you’re right.
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I first saw this at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s hands down the best movie I’ve seen in a couple of years. It’s the story of Rodriguez, a Detroit born musician who writes soulful, amazing songs and eventually is “discovered”. His album bombs in the US. In South Africa, however, it is a different story – he becomes the voice of the struggle against Apartheid.
This film will make you believe in the human spirit again.
The sound track is amazing. It’s been my go to music for over a year now…
Find it. See it. You won’t be sorry…
This post is in honor of the letter “Y” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more “Y” posts, please click here Jenny Matlock.Posted in She Loves | 21 Comments »