You need a culinary cozy or two for your time off.
Heartburn by Nora Ephron of course.
Do wine cozy books count? If so, "Cork Dork" is one killer read!
There's a wonderful series written by Martin Walker about a village policeman in the Perigord. They are called the Bruno series. Intriguing storylines, interspersed with delicious food. The policeman is a great cook! Each book also delves into an aspect of French history.
In the same.vein, there's another series written by Louise Penny, the Inspextor Gamache novels. Not quite as much food, but still plenty to make your tastebuds tingle, and good detective plots set against the Quebec countryside.
To keep my budget in check, I am a regular at my local library.
I’m with Kate. We love our Kauai libraries.
Great issue, and thanks for the interesting list of what you are reading 👍
I recently read A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking with my kiddo and found it very fun.
Interesting suggestions - thanks for the list. I am particularly interested in Maggie Zhu’s cookbook - that one looks like the kind of book I love to read!
Thanks for an engaging newsletter with excellent recommendations and useful links! I’m also a big fan of Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series and the many references to Québécois cuisine, especially the baked goods. I’m usually salivating while reading and googling recipes for patisserie!
Thoroughly delightful, Diannne. Your newsletters are always a treat.