Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Here's a book that combines two of my favourite things: France and food history. The book (to give its full title), is French Food: On the Table, On the Page, and in French Culture, and is edited by Lawrence Schehr. It examines "... the way people cook, eat, market, talk, and write about French cuisine." It also has a steep cover price ($128), which means it'll be waiting a while on the book list, but when it's here it'll be something to savour, anecdote by anecdote. More info can be found on the Routledge website.
Steven Heller interviews H. Nicholas B. Clark, founding director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which in turn was founded in part by Eric Carle himself, perhaps best known as the author and illustrator of the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It's the first full-scale U.S. museum devoted to national and international picture book art.