Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Best Thing I Ever Tasted: The Secret of Food by Sallie Tisdale

This is another selection from the clearance section of Half Price Books, which is where I discover a lot of books on subjects I don't ordinarily browse.

The Best Thing I Ever Tasted is a polarizing book. A look at ratings reveals a nearly equal number of one-star and five-star reviews. What's more, there are zero three-star reviews.

Naturally, I would give this book three stars.

When Tisdale writes about the history of food, cooking, and dining, she digs up some really interesting stuff. When she writes about her personal and familial experiences with food, she can be dreadfully boring. It took me an entire week to read this book—a long time for a book that is neither technical nor especially lengthy—and it seemed like longer.


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