We’re a little distracted around here — watching baseball, drinking sparkling wine, and lots of cheering. So, here’s a quickie post that happens to be appropriate both for Weekend Cooking and for the Bloggers Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees topic of the month.
Ash, at English Major’s Junk Food, asked this month about nonfiction anthologies: BAND: Nonfiction Anthologies. I wasn’t sure I would have an answer. I’m not a big fan of anthologies. I like the narrative voice of one author to pull me through a book. But, I’m very glad that I had anthologies on the brain this month, or I would have ignored an anthology series that is right up my alley and might also appeal to Weekend Cooking participants: Best Food Writing edited by Holly Hughes.
Aside from being interesting to read, Best Food Writing should be a great companion to Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob, a book I’ve started reading for the November 17 online book club at Around the Plate. I’ve read the first chapter and, mostly, it’s making me want to read more food writing rather than write it. I stopped at the first exercises thinking I would work through them, but I’ll never finish reading the book on time if I do the exercises. I think I’ll read it all the way through once then go back through and work on the exercises that are most appealing.