on my nightstand

• notes for a new black and aduki bean brownie recipe (stay tuned)

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, by Ruth Reichl

The Writer, April 2009

The New Yorker, March 9, 2009, March 2, Feb 23, & Feb 9 & 16

Veg News, March – April 2009

Organic Gardening, April 2009

The Oxford: Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus, American Edition

The Art of Eating, by M.F.K. Fisher

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, by Azar Nafisi

No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July

Roast Chicken and Other Stories, by Simon Hopkinson

Tell me – what’s on your nightstand?



  1. oooo… i read sorta weird stuff. right now i’m reading ‘looking awry: an intro to lacan through popular culture’. i got *really* into lacan during my grad thesis, but didn’t have enough time to devote to him completely. so i’m trying to absorb it now. *sadly, i always fall asleep before i can finish a chapter.

  2. Alexandra Hidalgo says:

    About $0.24 in change and a clock. And a used match.


  3. Miss V,

    Ohh, Lacan, who I haven’t read since graduate school. What I remember: the mirror stage and also falling asleep too soon.

  4. nwb,

    He rolls some soda change in his hand and shoots them like a set of dice. “Three heads up and I strike the match.” It sparks in an instant, then dies out just as he tosses it behind him and locks the front door.

  5. The Ruth Reichl memoirs are great reads. My favorite was “Garlic and Sapphires”.

  6. Maggie,

    I just finished “Tender at the Bone,” and started reading “Garlic and Sapphires.” I can barely put it down.

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