What Am I Reading? Save Room For Pie by Roy Blount

I’m reading a fun foodie book, Save Room For Pie by Roy Blount. I’ve heard the author on NPR shows such as Wait, Wait, but I have yet to read one of his books – until now. By the end of the first page I was smiling. Here’s the first paragraph:



My wife, Joan, and I live partly in rural western Massachusetts, where one minute people are discussing the different tastes of bear (very strong) and woodchuck—I guess you don’t ever want to try muskrat, though people do—and the next minute the topic turns to whether turmeric has to be organic. Just the other night in the midst of a hearty meal, we were Googling to see how much more nutritious sesame seeds are with the hulls on than with then off. Not a simple matter, because while the hulls o have food value they also contain—never mind. I try to keep things light by asking how MANY sesame seeds you should take daily. But these are, after all, matters of life and death.


What do you think?

Would you keep reading?


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8 Responses to What Am I Reading? Save Room For Pie by Roy Blount

  1. emma says:

    Not sure about this one for me but I do love the title. Hope you enjoy.


  2. Karen says:

    Oh, I LOVE Roy! I haven’t read anything of his either and think I may need to 🙂

  3. Sounds like an amusing read. I, too, have enjoyed this author on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.

  4. I don’t generally go in for books about food, but this definitely sounds like a funny one! Thank you for sharing, Margot. I hope you have a great rest of the week!

  5. Cute title! I was waiting for mention of the pie…LOL. But sesame seeds, muskrat, and bear, not so much.

    Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “THE ROANOKE GIRLS”

  6. This does sound like a fun read Margot – I live with a foodie which has had a disastrous effect on my waistline but at least I can read rather than spend time preparing food! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today.

  7. Diane says:

    This leaves me curious especially since my family lives in rural MA.

  8. I noticed this at the library last month and immediately thought of @bkclubcare! It looks like a fun read.

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