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Edible Enigmas for Beginners #FoodieReads


As we continue on with our May Foodie Reads Challenge, I picked up How to Eat a Lobster: And Other Edible Enigmas Explained by Ashley Blom.* I followed her when she blogged at Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine, then she started the blog Forking Up last year. We travel in some of the same food blogging circles, so when I saw that she had a book coming out, I ordered it. I figured: How can I resist a book written by a gal who posts Bacon Pancakes, Danger Scones, or a Tequila Old Fashioned on her blog?!?

I enjoyed the book. It's cute. It's clearly written. It has beautiful illustrations by Lucy Engleman.

But I will admit that it's definitely not intended for the experienced eater.  Most of the "Tricky Techniques" we tackled before the boys were ten years old. Topics include...

How to Eat Crawfish. Check.


How to Eat Raw Oysters. I know I didn't feed him raw oysters back then...but he has since we joined our CSF, Real Good Fish. Check.


How to Slice an Avocado. Check.


The titular section - How to Eat a Lobster. Check.


How to Eat Durian. Check. I even made my students try it...though I was banished from the building and had to slice into it outside!


And in "Etiquette Enigmas"... How to Drink Tea. Check.


How to Eat Noodles. Check. And we even made these noodles!


So, I liked reading it. I loved supporting Ashley, but it's not a book I'll pull off my shelf very often.

*This blog currently has a partnership with Amazon.com in their affiliate program, which gives me a small percentage of sales if you buy a product through a link on my blog. It doesn't cost you anything more. If you are uncomfortable with this, feel free to go directly to Amazon.com and search for the item of your choice.




Here's what everyone else read in May 2017: here.

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  1. What a fun blog post and I am sure there are many folks that will find this book very helpful.

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