06 June 2010

Breaking Bread

last meal: BREAKFAST
fried rice with bacon, diced pears and provolone

Yes, it's been a while! I have blog posts going through my mind followed with periods of doubt as to why I even started this blog which are quickly followed by food emails from Zetta or the elongated shows on PBS which are meant to attract supporters but which also address what we eat. (As I write, Dr. Northrup is relating how sugar is the #1 problem in our diets.) Right now, more than convincing myself to continue this blog my issue is deciding what to put in this post! I'll spare you from all the rambling, well most of it, and go with the most recent and therefore clearest thought I have.
For the sake of transparency, I have to admit that I have become an Amazon Associate and if you should happen to purchase a book because of the information you find here, I'll become independently wealthy (jk. seriously jk!) I want to relate that because I'm realizing that most of my posts to date in someway relate to a book. I'm not trying to sell books! I'm a librarian by trade and civilized by western society: I tend to value what's in print. I value the people with whom I share information and the time you put into reading this, so I'm going to relate books, videos, blogs, articles and other forms of information along the way.
So, I have another book to mention.
Years ago, I read Tales of a Female Nomad.  This was one of two books that related to me in such a personal level that I felt like I'd made a new best friend in the author, Rita Golden Gelman. Gelman and her husband separated and she chose to take the opportunity to venture out on her own and do something she's always wanted to do. Gelman, well over the age of 40, found herself in Mexico learning Spanish and immersing herself in Mexican culture. Gelman and her husband did divorce, she let go of him and things in her life and began connecting to people, cultures, stories, organizations and foods all over the world. Her latest book Female Nomad and friends: tales of breaking free and breaking bread just released on 1 June.
The first chapter is available free online and has to do with carrot soup.  To help promote the new book, Golman will be hosting a global dinner party. The following details are from her website, where you can also find a participation kit, registration information and recipes.

We finally have the details of our Global Dinner Party. When you finish this, go back to the menu and click on "Participation Kit." People all over the world are signing up (on Facebook.com/femalenomad) to invite friends to their homes for dinner on June 18th to celebrate the launch of the new anthology, to experience the joy of connecting through food and conversation, and to contribute, by buying books, to the vocational education of kids from the slums in New Delhi. If you're not on Facebook, send me an e-mail:  femalenomad@gmail.com. Be sure to let us know where you live. We already have parties in Turkey, Colombia, Canada, China, Mexico, Ireland,Guatemala and more. And tons all across the U.S. Every party counts, so do join us.

I don't know if I can do the dinner as I'll be preparing for an intense workshop in Mississippi at that time. I'd love to use this as an excuse to break bread with friends. This is when it's not just food, it's nurturing our friends and our friendships.


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  2. Hi Edi,

    I'm so sorry I haven't been able to visit the blog more often (well, simply being online was a challenge in itself), though it has been on my mind. Please, do keep blogging. Your blog is seriously needed.

    The first thing that shocked me when I arrived in the U.S. was how sweet everything seemed to be, and how fat (butter, oil find their way everywhere, in all dishes it seems). Is sugar really needed in bread? Strangely even my toothpaste taste sweeter... :)


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