Friday, February 27, 2009
OK, I'm embarrassed. And surprisingly not by the title of this post. I recently joined a book club, an online food blogger book club, something I was so very excited to find because, as many of you know, I love to cook and I love to read. It's called Food For Thought and is run by Kate over at The Clean Plate Club The premise of the club is that each month we read a book and on the last day of the month post our thoughts and either cook a recipe from the book (if there are any) or inspired by the book.
For my first go we read Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture by Fabio Parasecoli. I was excited not only to participate, but the subject matter is something that's right in line with another project I'm in the process of researching. A perfect fit, right? Not exactly...we will now get to why I am embarrassed. I couldn't finish the book and embarrassingly got through very little of the book. It is written like a theoretical text, similar to the books I read in grad school, which when I was in grad school and my main objective was school and reading said books was to be expected. But after 11 hours in the office, coking dinner and walking the dog the last thing I really want to do is read a theoretical text, sorry Fabio. The times I did sit down and focus I could appreciate what Parasecoli had to say. But I just didn't have the time to devote to getting it done.
So ladies, I'm sorry. This was not a good first showing but I plan to do better with next month's Julia Child book, which I am so looking forward to reading and making something to go along with it.