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:
IT’S GOOD TO EAT
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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