25 October 2012

'Middlesteins' Digs Into The Dark Side Of Food : NPR

This is not about a cookbook. But it is a book about food. A recommended novel for a change of pace here:

"When I started the book, I thought about how overweight people often suffer from prejudices and hostility, and I wondered whether the author would be fair to her character. I'm pleased to say she is. She doesn't overcompensate for the character's weight by, say, making her excessively cuddly and loveable. Instead, she does what good writers do, which is to make her real. She doesn't have to defend her character; she just has to let us get to know her."



'Middlesteins' Digs Into The Dark Side Of Food : NPR


The Middlesteins 



 
  • Jami Attenberg



    • ISBN-13: 9781455507214
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Publication date: 10/23/2012
    • Pages: 288

    Available online at Barnes and Noble and Amazom.com.






    12 October 2012

    The Secret To Genius? It Might Be More Chocolate : The Salt : NPR



    This is an article that just appeared which I could not help passing on. Of course, consumers of 88% dark chocolate already knew this:

    "So what does it take to creates a genius worthy of a Nobel? The answer may have something to do with chocolate. According to a very tongue-in-cheek report published online this week by theNew England Journal of Medicine, a country's propensity for producing Nobel laureates might just be correlated to its national appetite for the sinful stuff."

    The Secret To Genius? It Might Be More Chocolate : The Salt : NPR