Monday, October 18, 2010

It's Monday....What Are You Reading?

This is my first week doing the "It's Monday-What Are You Reading?" meme.

Right now I am reading:

An advanced reader copy of "Perfection" by Julie Metz. I have actually started re-reading the book so I am well prepared for the discussion that starts tomorrow....the first selection of the SheSpeaks Book Club. I have identified with most of the characters in some way and disagreed on a LARGE scale with many of their choices. I am glad that I read this book as there are a lot of culinary references and it gave me a look at how people come to decisions (or even feel compelled to certain choices). Perfection is a true story of a woman newly widowed who finds that her marriage was not like she thought it was.


I am also reading a cookbook....the classic "Joy of Cooking." This is the 1975 edition (that many people agree is the best one). I am on page 42. Husband and I are doing a cook-through project with this book (partly because I cannot afford culinary school). The 4,500+ recipes should take us somewhere around a decade to work through and make for interesting discussion!

"Sautéed  Fruits" (with Amana Thick Cut New York Strip steak)

(Inspired by) Orange and Onion Salad

Coleslaw de Luxe


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Perfection looks so good! I hope you enjoy it. AND your food picks make me hungry. :)


I did enjoy "Perfection." As I said, the characters have a lot of differences (as compared to how I would react or choose). I would like to read more of Julie Metz's work and will have to see if there are/will be any other books.

Husband and I enjoy cooking together...and eating the results. I try to pick a variety of different recipes-that way, we don't have too much butter,red meat,etc. :-)

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