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When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!

P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).

I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.

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September 07, 2009

Ah, Italy - Ah, Tomatoes - Ah, a Good Book...

For anyone who received an e-mail notification of this post and came looking for it, I have removed it because I was only about half through it when I enthusiastically wrote about it, and then read on to find it becoming less and less appealing.  The author seemed to feel compelled to make all the bad things really gross and disgusting and so I didn't want to be responsible for recommending a book that could understandably be offensive to some readers.  I did enjoy the first part of the book with its descriptions of two of the characters (a chef and a priest) throwing together delicious sounding dishes, all featuring the tomato.

I apologize and have learned my lesson - always finish a book before you write a review!!

1 comment:

Christob said...

I dunno---your review revision here only kind of raises my interest; I skimmed a few pages, throughout the book, and it seemed kind of interesting. I was impressed with the author's ability to build entire conversations in rhyme, such as with the puppet, and the priest... Perhaps I'll read it after your return---let us know if you try any of the recipe ideas over in Italy!

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