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October 19, 2010

The Dining@Large reading group

lobsterSo, let's do it. From time to time, anyone who wants to will join in a discussion of novel, memoirs, popular history, or what have you related to food and dining in general and the world of restaurants in particular. First up is Stewart O'Nan's Last Night at the Lobster. The book is widely available in paperback (for as little as ninety-nine cents!) and clocks in at a slim 160 pages.


Let's see, today is October 19. Why don't we give everyone until Thursday, November 4th to find the book and read it. Then, on that day, I'll open up a discussion thread for it. 

I hope you like it as much this book as much as I did. If this goes well, I'll open up the selection process -- but for now, a little benevolent dictatorship seemed warranted. 

Any questions?

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 9:00 PM | | Comments (9)


It's on. I found the book at my library--you don't even need to spend one cent (plus shipping and handling) as Owlie did.

I love this idea. I just grabbed my copy from the library as well. Can't wait to get started.

I also got the book. I worked for Darden in the past @ the Olive Garden. As a owner of a Landscape,grounds maint.
company. They are tough people to work for. This should be a good read.

You can get this from Amazon super cheap, 1¢ plus s/h in hardcover. I will pass mine along to someone else when I'm done and encourage others to do the same.

I was browsing at Daedalus today and came across "My Life in France," which I really enjoyed. Pat Conroy's cookbook is more of a story book with recipes and I recommend it, too.

Mary, I assume you mean Julia Child's memoirs, right? That would be a good selection for this book club.

Got my copy yesterday. Just a reminder for people to find the book and chew on it this week. It's only 146 pages.

Yes, you can easily read it in starts and fits over a weekend.

I requested it from the library yesterday--hope it comes soon to Highlandtown.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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