Category Archives: food and wine

Dawkins event (and noms)

Yesterday was Richard Dawkins’s book “talk” at Northwestern University in Evanston (just north of Chicago).  Actually, it wasn’t a talk, but 45 minutes of conversation between him and me, followed by an equal amount of time devoted to Q&A with the audience.  This was part of a tour promoting his new autobiography, An Appetite for […]

Even moar travels, food and drink

I am now in Edinburgh—cold, gray and rainy, and just the way I remembered it when I once lived here for five months (the worst five months for this town: November-April).  But I’m warmed by the memories of fine comestibles yesterday. It was too rainy yesterday to essay our planned trip to Cambridge—a walking town—so […]

Even moar fudz

Yesterday I left Oggsford for the wee village of Denton, where one of my oldest college chums lives with his English wife. But on the way we stopped for refreshment at The Three Conies in the village of Thorpe Mandeville, a pub with good beer, great food, and (important at this time of year) an open […]

Fudz yesterday

Yesterday I spent most of the day working in the library at Oxford University Press’s (OUP) venerable headquarters (they’re the UK publishers of WEIT). It’s the world’s largest university press, one of the oldest (founded in the early 1600s), and now located in a huge old building on Walton Street that was finished in 1825. […]


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