Brideshead is a powerful and sad story of the end of an aristocratic family in England just before World War II. Jeremy Irons is superb.
Certain to be one of my favorite books of 2013. David Mitchell is a very talented writer to weaves a rich and suspensive tale of the final years of the Dutch East Indies Company trade with Japan. The story centers on Jacob de Zoet, a not so simple clerk.
Great story and performance by Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox.
I undertook a Hemingway Trilogy that started with A Moveable Feast, then his wife's side of the story from the same period in Paris, and finally The Sun Also Rises, his masterpiece from that period.
The Paris Wife is a rich and engaging story of Paris in the 1920's. Carrington is a great narrator.
I was curious about this book but not expecting to become so engrossed in its culinary history. The story of fire, roasting, knives, spoons, forks, modernist cuisine, and kitchens themselves. All delightful stories that really made me appreciate the craft I practice everyday. Sad thing is that Bee has made me discontent with my American cup measures while sadly so many favorite recipes are not weight friendly. Thanks for an informative and fiery good time Ms. Wilson.
I have read every biography of Julia Child published and this is THE one. This biography is a history of 20th Century America and how it shaped this remarkable woman. Beginning with the founding of Pasadena, Calif. in the late 19th Century as a backdrop for the family she came from through to her return to California's Santa Barbara coast at the end of her life - with a whole lot of living in between.
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