Though I am not big on New Year's resolutions, I did make one this year: read more.
I've had a life-long love affair with books - for anyone that has ever helped me move, they can vouch for this fact - but once I had kids, I stopped reading for myself. It took years for there to be a book on my nightstand that wasn't a board book or one with more pictures than words. Seriously.
Now that both boys read on their own, I miss curling up under their covers, a mass of arms and legs wrapped around mine while I try to hold a book where they can both glimpse at the pages. But I am grateful that I can now whittle down the mountain of books I have on my nightstand.
I rarely read novels. Mostly natural history. Some historical fiction. But this year I found a Sustainable Food Book Club, or at least I found their reading list. I had already read two of the books on there; and I owned several of them. Remember that Everest of pages? So, I decided that was the perfect list to get me reading - and cooking - more.
Would anyone like to join me?
First up... by Adam Leith Gollner...
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession