Feasts for mind and mouth and heart

Sometimes we chance upon a piece of writing so evocative, beautiful, rich and real, that we are transported into the experience of the writer.

Today I chanced upon this wonderful piece The Olfactory Safari. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Another happy discovery  this week:  I picked up a fabulous book on the sale table at Readings on Lygon Street in Melbourne – The Fruit Hunters: A story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession by Adam Leith Gollner.

This book’s got it all – superb writing, sex, sensuality, history, agriculture, obsession, botany, mythology, and more fruits than we’ll encounter in a lifetime. Read this, and you’ll be yearning for exotica, culinary diversity, and noisy, foetid,  fragrant marketplaces in lands-afar.

The Fruit Hunters cover

And a confession – I first thought to give this to my sister Wendy Fogarty a London-based Slow Food maven, but she might just have to procure her own copy! This hardback is my kind of book, with rough-cut pages, subtly un-smooth creamy-coloured paper, hand-drawn botanical illustrations and a feast of recommended further readings.

What are you reading and enjoying today?  Share with a comment below.

2 thoughts on “Feasts for mind and mouth and heart

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  1. Thank you so much for recommending my posting, “The Olfactory Safari”. I very much appreciate both your comment and encouragement. I have enjoyed reading your blog and have posted a link to it on mine. Be well.

    1. Hello Ayanna,
      it truly is my very great pleasure.
      Am so spoiled for choice on your blog, I’ve had to think about where to place a link to your blog on mine – I finally settled on “Mindful Favourites”, though “Scrumptious” and “Fragrant Favourites” are also perfect homes for your work.
      Greetings from Australia!

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