Thursday, May 29, 2008

Review: Around the World in 80 Dinners by Cheryl and Bill Jamison

Today in January Magazine’s biography section, Diane Leach reviews Around the World in 80 Dinners by Cheryl and Bill Jamison. Says Leach:
Cheryl and Bill Jamison are best known for their numerous cookbooks, many focused on grilling and outdoor cookery. As an urban dweller lacking a barbeque, I’d never read much of their work, and looked forward to their travelogue, a jaunt from Bali to Brazil celebrating their 20th anniversary.

I was sorely disappointed. What could be an informative, amusing journey though oft-neglected spots -- been to New Caledonia lately? -- is instead a slog through miserably bad writing interspersed with flat attempts at humor and a more than few trumpetings of the Jamison horn.
The full review is here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So a "critic" can trash a writer, but no one can comment on the critic?

Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 2:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Linda L. Richards said...

Cryptic, right? But pretty much untrue. Critical is fine. But tacky little shots in the dark from Anonymous? Not so much.

Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 9:57:00 PM PDT  

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