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All Soldiers Run Away
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Book – All Soldiers Run Away

Some soldiers are heroic, others naïve, and quite a few desert to escape the mental and physical injury that war theatres create. (According to historians some 50,000 to 180, 000 deserted from both sides during World War II). Andy Owen, himself a soldier of both Iraq and Afghanistan wars, tells […]

Best Food Writing 2016
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Book – Best Food Writing 2016

Holly Hughes started the series in 2000, and has continued to date. Each edition seems to get more interesting. The 16th edition has been categorized into – The Way We Eat Now (seven articles), “Down The Hatch” (5), Cooking The Books (6), The Family Table (6), Foodways (6), Dining Around (6), […]

Coming to My Senses
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Book – Coming to My Senses

Alice Waters is largely credited with introduction the taste buds of Americans to tasty food. When she opened the now famous restaurant in Berkeley, few were aware of California’s quality produce and how profound it tastes when properly cooked, and artfully presented. She, a natural connoisseur of quality food and […]

In Vino Duplicitas
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Book – In Vino Duplicitas

Fine wine collectors are rarefied, rich, individuals, and obsessed to acquire famous things at any price, without knowing much about the subject. This is how a young, gifted, and unknown Indonesian could enter the world of wine collectors and auctioneers. He was a free-spender with a fine palate, and evil […]

Cork Dork
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Cork Dork

If you love wine and wondered about the mysteries it contains and the airs of wine experts to know something about it, Cork Dork is essential reading. Once you have finished reading this erudite book, you will never think about wine quite the same way again. Reading this book is […]

Apron Strings
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Apron Strings

Apron Strings (Navigating food and family in France, Italy and China) Jan Wong Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, New Brunswick 380 pages, $ 24.95     Jan Wong, an accomplished newspaper journalist, and now professor at Sang Thomas University, has written a remarkable book on French, Italian, and Chinese bourgeoisie cuisines. […]

Descorchados 2017
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Descorchados 2017

Descorchados, edited by Patricia Tapia, is a publication dedicated to present the wineries and wines of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The writers taste wines submitted by wineries and score all. Selecting those they deem superior in quality and value out of 100. In 2017 Descorchados scored wines’.  Winery managements […]