An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler: 'A meal is cooked by the mind, heart and hands of the cook, not by her pots and pans.' A beautifully written narrative about cooking as a natural and joyful way of living which does not require fancy techniques, equipment or ingredients. Thanks to @Elizabeth Silbermann! #Cooking #Tamar_Adler
HALF THE SKY by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. This is a very important book. It is the only book about oppression of WOMEN in Asia and Africa, so far that I have read, that gives the work of women turning the oppression into opportunity for them to create economic independence for them and for all women of the region. Every book on the same subject I’ve read just described the horrors. But this is about the women fighting back successfully without bloodshed! The title, taken from a Chinese proverb, says it all: “Women hold up half the sky.” This book is different from others about gender oppression: It illustrates how women in Africa and Asia are leading a courageous, strong crusade. It is a story of empowerment. We can learn from their wisdom. This book takes a sad song and makes it better, so to speak.