What I Read in October and November

October was a shameful reading month, so I've decided to lump it in with November (which was a great reading month, with lots of book club love, cups of tea, and long evenings by the fire). There were a few unexpected surprises and one major disappointment. What are your thoughts on these books? Inside Out … Continue reading What I Read in October and November

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Food in Fiction: Chicken and Rice Stew from Behold the Dreamers

"All afternoon she stayed in the kitchen, making egusi stew with smoked turkey, garri and okra soup, fried ripe plantains and beans, jollof rice with chicken gizzard, and ekwang, which took two hours to make because she had to peel the cocoyams, grate them, tightly and painstakingly wrap teaspoons of the grated cocoyam into spinach leaves, then simmer in a pot with … Continue reading Food in Fiction: Chicken and Rice Stew from Behold the Dreamers