Friday, April 8, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: With a Jug of Wine



"Once upon a time there was a DELUXE young lad by the name of HORACE, who was classified 3F."

-- from the Introduction to With a Jug of Wine by Morrison Wood, "well known food columnist" -- it says so right on the cover. I have no idea where that story is going.

"It is, of course, possible to cook without wine."

-- from Chapter 1. I have a better idea what he's getting at here, especially when he goes on to compare cooking without wine to wearing clothes made out of gunny sacks -- possible, but not pleasant.

I added this book to my cookbook library several years ago, excited to have found it at the big San Francisco library book sale at Ft. Mason (my favorite book event of the year when I lived in SF).  It is vintage and kitschy and I am excited to finally read it.

This is the second of the books I'm reading for the Foodie's Reading Challenge, hosted by Margot at Joyfully Retired.



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