Sunday, December 8, 2013

New York Times book review, and the open road


I was very pleased to learn that 66 Square Feet - A Delicious Life was included in a New York Times review of holiday books today.

It's funny, I feel very protective of the book, as though it is something that has nothing to do with me. I am very glad to see it begin to stand on its own, albeit in good company.

We leave Cape Town now, for a few days, to head up the south coast, towards oysters and blue lagoons and forested hills and ditches filled with Helichrysum, whose scent brings the pale shadows of childhood memories to stand beside the road to watch us pass, so many years later.

See you on the other side...

11 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations! The one Sunday i don't get the paper. I will read it on line.

    Enjoy your beautiful life.

    xo J

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  2. Marie: This particular street shot really touched me in your book. I believe it's Vincent's, yes? Could you possibly ID the setting? Congratulations on such a lovely month-by-month tribute to the wonders of NY.

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    1. It is Cobble Hill Park from Veranda Place, in Cobble Hill. All 12 'month opener' pictures in the book are Vincent's.

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    2. Is the Veranda restaurant still there?

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  3. Nice press.. congratulations! It's a lovely week to go at the beach, there is nothing remotely beach-like about most of North America this week.

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  4. "...whose scent brings the pale shadows of childhood memories to stand beside the road to watch us pass, so many years later". How beautifully expressed. You do have a way with words, as they say. The words in your book are just as appealing as the pictures and the recipes. No wonder it was one of just five books reviewed in that section. Brava!

    Nancy Mc

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  6. It occurred to me that you should have been reviewed in the Cooking Roundup as well. GH

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