Sunday, November 21, 2010

So many "dal" puns, so little time

Hello, curried lentils. It's been awhile.

Which is too bad, because you are so good to eat, particularly with slow-roasted sweet potatoes and sesame- and garlic-roasted green beans.

Internet denizens: Thanksgiving break this year will involve me reading (at least) three books by authors whose work I have never read. No Calvino or Coover, Gaddis or Garcia Marquez, Baxter or Bolano, no, sir! Right now the top three candidates are Muriel Spark, Edward Dahlberg, and Karen Blixen. Any other ideas?

For you ladies and gentlemen in the five boroughs: I would like to do a little pre-Thanksgiving, post-exam baking. Right now, I'm thinking either browned butter peanut butter cookies with fresh grated ginger or dark chocolate brownies. You stand to benefit from either of these. Opinions?

1 comment:

  1. I really like both Muriel Spark and Isak Dinesen (and got to read an enjoyable biography of each of them last year, by Martin Stannard and Judith Thurman, respectively). Don't know anything about Dahlberg.

    Other people whose books I enjoyed reading relatively recently and would recommend: Robertson Davies, Elaine Dundy, Hilary Mantel, Irene Nemirovsky, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Jean Rhys.