Monday, October 1, 2012

September Reads

My good book karma continues! Here's what I've been reading lately.

1. Falling for Me by Anna David - Anna David takes Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girl as her bible to turning her life around.

2. Heat by Bill Buford - If you like food, you must read this. Bill Buford starts out working in Mario Batali's kitchen to write a magazine piece, and ends up staying, PLUS travelling to Italy for extended periods of time to learn pasta making and butchery. I learned that some people will follow their passion to admirable extremes, that some spouses are very tolerant and supportive, and that I want to go drinking with Mario Batali.

3. The Blitz by Juliet Gardiner - During the Second World War, people burrowed nightly underground to dubious safety while London, and other British cities, burned. This book is sad but very interesting. I'm reading it in little sections.

4. This month's Saveur has a recipe for Nanaimo Bars! I grew up 45 minutes from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada, and we made them every year for my dad's birthday. They were one of my earliest kitchen fails - the yellow part oozed out. I should give them another go.