I made a pretty basic mistake with Bobby Flay's Bar Americain Cookbook--I started looking it over right around lunchtime. By the time my coworker got back from his lunch break, I was seriously wanting to gnaw the book. It looks that good.
Jurassic Park is becoming more and more possible, as scientists around the world work on bringing back extinct creatures. This is just one example of the fascinating ideas in the new 100 new scientific discoveries.
During our November meeting we started discussing we will be discussing the second half of the Echo In the Bone in the continuing saga of Jamie and Clare Fraser, which will bring us up to date until Diana Gabaldon finishes her next book. We will meet on Monday, December 19 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. It will be our annual Holiday party as well so bring goodies and drinks. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well.
The queen of water is a basically true story of Virginia, a Quichua girl of Ecuador, born in a poor mountain village. At the age of seven, Virginia is given to a mestizo couple to care for their little boy--supposedly for a monthly salary and with frequent visits home. (In Ecuador, mestizo generally means people who are not indigenous, or of Native American origin.) But Virginia finds that she is really their slave, expected to do whatever they tell her.