Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Food by Kate Colquhoun was this month's Culinary Reading Group selection. The group meet each month at Motte and Bailey Bookstore, our sponsor. Gene, the owner, and his wife Jackie are the moderators. This evening's meeting included seven people who attend almost every time, and two others.
Taste is a difficult book, full of excruciating detail. Some of the phrases and sentences people used to describe their reading experiences:
- "Endlessness of ingredients that gets boring."
- "So detailed that I found it freeing myself to skim."
- "She rushes the twentieth century."
- “Didn't talk about other countries, while some of the chefs she mentioned were actually French."
- “She didn’t have to tell us EVERY single thing she knew.”
- “I really was interested in beginning, but found it hard going."
As always, it was a lively discussion and I enjoyed it enormously.