My #4 Daughter bought me this book for Mother’s Day. Is anyone surprised? Anyone? It’s a feel-good book, relentlessly upbeat, so don’t expect it to touch on anything like the bleakest, most shameful parts of the history of the continent after the coming of the…

I bought and read Michael Twitty’s book THE COOKING GENE, and now I’ll read it again. I follow Twitty’s Afroculinaria blog. His latest post is American Food and Race: Ten Things I Learned from Writing and Living The Cooking Gene. (Actually, it’s seven numbered items,…

Back in 2015, I reviewed Robert and Darrin McGraw’s ANIMAL DREAMS. I said, at that time, that I would buy and read anything they wrote, and they’ve written another one, and I bought it, and here’s the review. The authors kindly sent me some door…

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