Day: July 10, 2010

Quick Link – Darina Allen: Forgotten Skills of Cooking cookbook – chicagotribune.com

Darina Allen’s great Forgotten Skills of Cooking gets a Chicago Tribune review:

The recipes are old-fashioned and mostly Irish. You’ll find a lot of recipes here calling for salting, canning, pickling, smoking and even potting in butter — preferably homemade. Allen is a big do-it-yourselfer. Founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School, she’s a born teacher, and her enthusiasm is infectious. Still, be warned: To get the most out of this book, you need to be not only a do-it-yourselfer but also able to handle yourself in the kitchen, the garden and even the slaughtering shed.

via Darina Allen: Forgotten Skills of Cooking cookbook – chicagotribune.com.

Quick Link – Book Review: Faithful Place; The Wolves of Fairmount Park – WSJ.com

It’s nice to see Tana French getting such good coverage in the US!

Some thriller writers burst onto the scene in a sudden blaze of hype, while others bubble under the level of mass awareness for years before gaining a significant following. Two authors who have been steadily attracting fans—but not much fanfare—are Tana French and Dennis Tafoya. Both are likely only to widen their audiences with their latest work.

via Book Review: Faithful Place; The Wolves of Fairmount Park – WSJ.com.

Quick Link – Bozo Sapiens: The Rainbow Warrior Sinking: Necessity

Another fine post from the Bozo Sapiens folks!

Seeing an opening, Greenpeace campaigners brought their flagship, Rainbow Warrior, to New Zealand. Their plan was to sail into the military exclusion zone around the atoll, forcing the French to abandon their tests for fear of endangering life.  It was a gesture, and an insulting one. L’État responded.

via Bozo Sapiens: The Rainbow Warrior Sinking: Necessity.