Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Good Reads: “Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life” by Kim Severson

Kimberly Houston | February 9, 2012

“ . . . food is the best antidote for anything life throws at you.”
–Kim Severson
I’d been wanting to read this book since it came out back in . . . . oh, April 2010, I believe. Kim Severson was a food writer for the New York Times for six years (she’s now Atlanta bureau [...]

Good Reads: My Life in France, by Julia Child

Kimberly Houston | December 4, 2009

I started reading My Life in France several weeks before the movie “Julie and Julia,” based partly on the book, was due to come out in August 2009.  I knew I was going to see the movie — couldn’t wait to see it, in fact — and I wanted to have a frame of reference [...]

Good Reads: Anthony Bourdain

Kimberly Houston | October 13, 2009

The best books I’ve read in the last couple of years have been food and/or wine-related.  They are just about the only books I‘ve read of late, other than the occasional personal development or business book.  I mention this because I’ve always been an avid reader, was an English major as an undergrad, had to [...]