Title: An Early Meal – a Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey
Author: Daniel Serra & Hanna Tunberg
Genre: Historical cookbook, viking
I also read this book in the spring so I rely on my goodreads review to write this review.
While the other recipe books I have for the Viking age tend to play a bit fast and loose with the accuracy of the food, this book is all about being as authentic as can be. Where Bålmad for moderne vikinger and Mit vilde vikingekøkken are very much books to get modern people to try food that might be like what the vikings ate, this is much more of a historical recreations based on evidence. This is a much more serious project. And it shows in the long introduction of the book and of the chapters. Continue reading An Early Meal – a Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey
Title: Bålmad for moderne vikinger
Author: Karin Collstrup
Genre: Cookbook, historical, vikings
It has been forever since i have done a book review here. I have been doing a bit of reading on historical cooking again, promted by listing to “The Great Courses: Food: A Cultural Culinary History“. I have read Bålmad for moderne vikinger” in the spring but I think I remember it enough to write a bit about what I think about it.
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Title: Glass Slipper Scandal
Author: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Genre: Fairytale retelling
I love Tansy’s short fiction and this story is no exception, it has just been so much fun! Glass Slipper Scandal is part of Tansy’s Sheep Might Fly! podcast (which is wonderful – go subscribe. It is always first on my list of things to listen to when it is out), so it is a serial story, which I do not mind at all. The short bits are so much easier to fit into my life than full hour story podcasts, that I just rarely have the time/headspace for.
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria
Author: Sofia Samatar
Genre: Second world fantasy, travel novel
I was a stranger in Olondria, I knew nothing of the splendor of its coasts, nor of Bain, the Harbor City, whose light and colors spill into the ocean like a cataract of roses.
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Author: Mishell Baker
Genre: Urban fantasy, fay
It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats.
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Title: The Buried Life
Author: Carrie Patel
Genre: Steampunk, political thriller
In a firelit study half a mile underground, Professor Werner Thomas Cahill sweated and reddened under a councilor’s beady stare.
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