Sunday, August 26, 2012
Losses in the cooking and literary worlds
I've just learned from the Lucindaville blog that Marion Cunningham has died. Her obituary is here. You may remember that I wrote about her book Lost Recipes last year. I so admire her determination in trying to reintroduce the idea of real food, with real ingredients, and people sitting down together to eat that food. She is seen here, on the left, with Alice Waters.
And I read last night at The Children's War blog that the writer Nina Bawden died. The addresses of two online obituaries may be found there. I have read only one of her books, but it is a very special one because I bought it in England when our family went there in 1992. It is called Keeping Henry. She is perhaps most famous for Carrie's War which was also a television presentation now available on dvd. The fantastic fiction site lists all her books.