“Drinking was a group hobby . . . Food, its accoutrements, and above all the sensuous pleasures of eating formed the leitmotif of his life.”
“Grant’s stark, spare memoir feels like the literary equivalent a few bold slashes of color across a canvas.”
"Ken Wells, a career professional journalist, set out to tell a personal story of all things culturally connected with gumbo."
The month of January is dedicated to hitting the reset button.
“He tells the story of how his company had to separate from a beverages industry partner, because the latter was too worried about the quarterly bottom line.
“The push-pull of Ms. Bijan’s relationship with her parents during their grief as she came of age will feel familiar to many readers, but the details of Ms. Bijan’s life will not. . . .
“My copy of Wild Flavors is so dog-eared that the book looks like I’ve owned and used it for years. I haven’t—but I intend to.”
“Before you pop another truffle into your mouth. Before you buy another bag of baking chips.