In a time of a global pandemic, this was a highly fascinating read due to the significant parallels in history in comparison to today. If you are a fan of the macabre, nonfiction, science, or history -- or are simply interested in current events -- this is the book for you. It is a hidden treasure to me because I would never have located it if not for my position at the library as a person who checks in books. I recommend this book for those who wish to broaden their minds and learn about how microbes truly work.
I miss the flavors of helados from my childhood in Mexico, and this book allowed me to replicate those flavors here in the States. Also, it gave me an excuse to buy an ice-cream machine! Making ice cream, it turns out, is fairly simple. It just takes planning and time. My favorite recipes so far are the fresas con crema (strawberries and cream) and the chili mango.
Reese Witherspoon’s book, Whiskey in a Teacup, is one of my favorite cookbooks. Witherspoon tells stories about her family and how she grew up in the South. The book not only tells her personal stories, etiquette of the South, and entertaining ideals, but she also discusses family secrets in cooking -- like, to help biscuits rise, make a snake with the extra dough and wrap the biscuits with it.
Alice is ready for a perfect summer until her girlfriend breaks up with her when Alice confesses that she’s asexual. Alice thinks she’s done with romance until she meets Takumi, who stirs all sorts of emotions in her. Is she ready to try again with Takumi? Will he even understand what it means to be asexual? This is a heartfelt novel full of romance, love, comedy, and a touching look at what a relationship and love can look like without sex. .