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Things I have read lately

A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan (read this back in late August!). Reminiscent of Infinite Jest somehow.

A Primate’s Memoir, by Robert Sapolsky. Really loved this one. NYT review. Excerpt at NPR.org. Loved it. Recommended it to anyone within earshot. If you are reading this blog, you are within earshot: read this [...]

More on pâté

We’ve been cleaning out the freezers in preparation for new pork in a couple of weeks, and also so that we can take advantage of the not-yet-pork pigs to feed them the freezer-burned three-year-old celery, giant bags full of chicken stock cubes, ancient pita bread, etc.

I have been loving having some pâté around for quick [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2012

For the past few lunches, and today’s dinner, I have had a delightful meal of homemade homegrown chicken-liver pâté on a Macrina baguette, eaten with some homemade pickled garlic scapes and an apple from the tree outside friend Anne’s new house.

I usually eyeball the measurements and season it to taste, but here is the recipe [...]