A History of the World in Six Glasses: May Round-Up

In May, we read the book A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage, chosen by Amanda of Omar Niode Foundation. Thanks to members who participated by reading the book and writing a review. Here is a list of our reviews. Please visit each of them to see what everyone thought of the book.

Our June book is A Moveable Feast: Life Changing Food Adventures Around the World published by Lonely Planet, which is a collection of 38 stories about travel and food from around the world. The writers are diverse and include a few we have seen before at the Kitchen Reader: David Lebovitz (our very first book in August 2009), Anthony Bourdain (see our March 2011 round-up), and Mark Kurlansky (see our May 2011 round-up). Please join us by dipping into the book, reading a few essays, and then telling us what struck you. Please post your review in the last week (or on the last day) of the month, and come back here on the first of next month for a round-up of all the reviews.

New members are most welcome! Find out more about us here.

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May’s New Member

We are thrilled to welcome Abby from the blog The Happy Food Dance to our group. She lives in Seattle and recently went on a cookie-tasting date with her husband. She’s a self-declared introvert who enjoys reading, cooking, and smelling fresh herbs. Her all-about olive oil post includes a homework section. Please head over to her blog to say hello.

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From Scratch: April Round-Up

Thanks to members who read and reviewed April’s book, From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin, selected by Pech of Pechluck’s Food Adventures. Here is a list of our reviews so that you can see what everyone thought.

May’s book is A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (chosen by Amanda of Omar Niode Foundation). Please read all or some of it and let us know what you thought. Post your review in the last week of May and come back here on 1 June for a round-up.

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April’s New Members

We are joined by Stephanie from Toronto and the blog Kitchen Frolic. She started blogging when she and her husband, Paul, began seriously learning to cook. Her pesto cheeseburgers sound like a good recipe to try!

I must apologize to Amanda, who joined us a few months ago; I failed to introduce her in a post! Oops. She has already contributed some insightful reviews and has chosen our May book for us: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage. Amanda blogs at the Omar Niode Foundation and she lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Foundation focuses on social and educational initiatives, particularly relating to food and agriculture. The blog is full of good food ideas.

Please visit the blogs of our new members and welcome them to the group!

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The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining: March Round-Up

Thanks to members who read and reviewed our March book: The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas by Colleen Rush. Here is a list of our reviews–it’s a short one this month!

Our April book is From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin (chosen by Pech of Pechluck’s Food Adventures). Please join us by reading it and posting on the last day (or week) of April. Check back here on 1 May for a round-up of all our reviews.

New members are always welcome. Find out more about our friendly group!

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Below Stairs: February Round-Up

Thank you to everyone who read our February book, Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Story that Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey by Margaret Powell. Have a look at our reviews.

Next month we will be improving our table manners with the book The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas by Colleen Rush. Please join in and post your review on the last day (or in the last week) of March.

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February’s New Member

We are thrilled to welcome Vicki to our group. She blogs at I’d Rather Be at the Beach and lives in Florida. Her blog focuses on books, fitness, food, and family (she has four kids and four grandchildren). She says that pizza is her favorite food and has a recipe for quinoa pizza bites on her blog. Please visit her virtual world and say hello!

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