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Summer Bookworm 2019: Bookish Updates, Favorite Cookbooks, Fun Recommendations and How Reading Any Book Can Help Us with Our Relationship with Food

Did you hear? It’s officially Summer! I hope you’re as excited as I am for these lazy days of summer under the sun. I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks, and although the work at Brownble never stops, I get an almost total break from teaching for two whole months! We’ve got so much up our sleeves when it comes to Brownble. One of the perks of my two occupations is that when school season stops, the most exciting things at Brownble begin. It’s when we brainstorm and film the bulk of new courses, it’s when so much of the recipe testing takes place. It’s the time of year when I come up with new exciting series for the blog and podcast, and when I’m sometimes at my most creative, especially in the kitchen.

In spite of all this work (which is always the most fun part of what we do), we spend so much time by the pool, and we take the dogs to beautiful reservoirs, rivers, forests, to the mountains, and throughout all of these, and especially while Carlos barbecues and I for once get to sit and relax in the meantime, I always have a book with me.

You probably know this about me by now if you follow us on Instagram, or if you’ve listened to our podcast before, but reading is such a big part of my life. This includes wonderful cookbooks which I usually read from cover to cover just like novels, awesome fiction (mostly contemporary fiction), and lots of memoirs and other non-fiction books. Last year, right around this time I told you all about my bookish life, how I choose books, my book pet peeves, and some of my favorite titles (check out that post here or listen to ep. 90 of The Brownble Podcast), but so many books have passed through my hands since then that I thought we would make this a yearly tradition.

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Birthday Week! Ideas on How to Celebrate with the Cooks in your Life

n this house, birthdays last a whole week, meaning the birthday girl, or boy, or dog, gets a whole week of surprises, yummy food, fun activities, first choice in movies, power over the remote, and much more, all in a "it's your week so you might as well take advantage of it before you lose all your power in 7 days" kind of way.

This week, it was my turn. This usually means going to the movies will absolutely happen, lots of popcorn will be eaten, pizza will be eaten, going to my favorite restaurant will happen, presents will be bought, and more often than not, this means two things: a kitchen gadget of some kind, a course of some kind, or a cookbook. Especially the latter. Here's the sad truth though, whenever someone wants to give me a gift for my birthday, they tend to steer clear from anything culinary because they know I spend every waking hour in the kitchen. They think I probably have it all when it comes to the kitchen (yeah right!), or that I'm a recipe creator and already know enough about cooking (as if that were even possible!), or they think "she's already in there all the time, she probably needs a sweater, let's not give her something that will put her back in the kitchen, that's so 1950s!".

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THE BOOK THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: ALICIA SILVERSTONE'S "THE KIND DIET"

If you've read our post on my journey to veganism, you probably know by now that it was not a straight road for me. From the first time I heard someone mention that animals were treated badly in our food system and chose to ignore it, to the day I finally said I would commit to veganism and never looked back, lots of things happened and many years went by. There was however, one pivoting point throughout that entire process, and that was the day I went into a Barnes and Noble right before heading to the airport and boarding a 9 hour flight.

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