Feasts for the Eyes

The first food I remember reading about as a child was Rat’s breakneck inventory of his picnic basket in The Wind in the Willows: coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrenchrollscresssandwidges pottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater. That list stuck with me, so much so that when I first encountered ginger beer as an adult I was elated. It was every bit as tasty as I’d […]

The Wonder of WONDER

 It’s unusual to read on this blog about a book that is primarily intended for the elementary/middle school crowd, but this one is surely an exception.  The title is Wonder by R. J. Palacio, and my granddaughter Lily strongly urged me to read it, as her teacher was reading it to her 4th grade class.  Wonder, a New […]