Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Elizabeth David's Christmas on NPR

National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" today interviewed Florence Fabricant regarding our new title, Elizabeth David's Christmas. Fabricant reviewed the book for The New york Times, and is the regular food columnist there.You can listen to the interview by clicking HERE. The show's website reads, "Elizabeth David, perhaps the most celebrated English food writer of the past century, enjoys a place in British cooking and culture akin to that of Julia Child in the United States. Now a new cookbook, Elizabeth David's Christmas, details the late writer's wisdom and recipes."

Monday, December 8, 2008

In the Forest of Paradoxes

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio's complete, translated, Nobel Lecture is now available at the Nobel Prize Website. He begins, 'Why do we write? I imagine that each of us has his or her own response to this simple question. One has predispositions, a milieu, circumstances. Shortcomings, too. If we are writing, it means that we are not acting. That we find ourselves in difficulty when we are faced with reality, and so we have chosen another way to react, another way to communicate, a certain distance, a time for reflection.'