Tag Archives: memoir

Wild Book Review

I feel like I am a bit late to join the group of people reading Cheryl Strayed’s popular memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Last year’s non-fiction sensation continues to be a best-seller. This week … Continue reading

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Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper Book Review

Recently I joined a book club that focuses on food-related books. For my first meeting I read Fuchsia Dunlop’s 2008 memoir Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China. Fuchsia Dunlop is somewhat the Julia Child … Continue reading

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The Cactus Eaters

While this year everyone read Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, I read a different memoir about the infamous 2,650 mile journey — Dan White’s 2008 book The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind … Continue reading

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White Jacket Required Book Review + Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

I regularly read Jenna Weber’s blog Eat, Live, Run, so I was excited to learn that she had a book coming out. I pre-ordered a copy of White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-Of-Age Story to accompany me on our recent moving … Continue reading

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McCarthy’s Bar + Singapore Noodles

In September, the Destinations Book and Dinner Club of which I am a part is scheduled to discuss Pete McCarthy’s memoir McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery in the West of Ireland while enjoying a meal at a local Irish … Continue reading

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