Oh, and before I go on, What Is It Wednesday is up!
Dinner was barley risotto with peas, mushrooms and feta…YUM! I was good and left a bit in the bowl. Washed it down with a Guinness, seeing as how I was out at my favorite local hangout. Poor Ned (the bartender) was all in a tizzy because it seems Absinthe (which has been reformulated without wormwood…what fun is that???) is available for sale in the states now. Of course, this is the new “it” drink, and LOTS of people were ordering it. Apparently, it slows his bar tending down to have to pour water onto the sugar cube and wait for it to dissolve I really wanted one but didn’t want him to freak LOL!
Snack: Edamame hummus with Sunchips, then a slice of white bread with peanut butter (Dad bought the bread, it was oh so soft and … I didn’t want to resist).
Bought a new book tonight: “Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home” by Kim Sunee:
At a South Korean marketplace, three-year-old Kim Sunée’s mother deposits her on a bench with a fistful of food and a promise to return. Three days later, a policeman takes the little girl and what is now a fistful of crumbs to a police station, where she learns that her mother isn’t coming back. From here, her extraordinary life journey begins.
Adopted by a young New Orleans couple, Kim spends her youth as one of only two Asian children in her entire school and church. At the age of 21, she becomes involved with a famous French businessman, and suddenly finds herself living in France, mistress over his houses and stepmother to his eight-year-old daughter. But despite this glamorous lifestyle, Kim feels like an outsider, and it is in food and cooking that she finds solace and a sense of place. From Korea to New Orleans; from Paris to Provence, Trail of Crumbs is a passionate tale and fascinating memoir about love, food,travel — and the search for self.
And to top off a fantastic day, when I got home, I found waiting for me the new autobiography “Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker’s Journey” by Brian Sibley!!!