February 26th, 2005

Feast

Schedule of Food Events

I'm writing to update you on my current food-related projects and their schedules.

I have two more cooking classes scheduled for the next week, one a new addition. Way back when I asked you to vote on which cooking class I should take, Moroccan won. You'll be pleased to know I'm now signed up to take a Moroccan cooking class - tomorrow!

The Cream Teas of Toronto project is ongoing. I've learned of several more venues to add to the list, so if any of you would like to meet up for social reasons, I'm more than happy to coordinate it with a tea-going expedition as well. After the King Edward, there's the Red Tea Box, La Tea Da, the Old Mill Tea Room, and Cawthra Square B&B. I've run across several sites which claim that Pangaea serves it too, but the restaurant's own website doesn't mention it. I'll call and investigate.

I'd like to hold a quince-product tasting sometime in the next two weeks or so. curtana and saffronjan are the two people who are specifically interested, so I'll schedule it to suit them.

A month later, I still need to write up the wonderful meal I had at Splendido. I haven't forgotten.
Vanitas desk

Humiliation by Numbers

In yesterday's post, Humiliation made Simple, I asked everyone who wanted to join in a game of Humiliation to leave a comment with the name of a book they had never read. Today, we have part 2 of the game. (You can participate even if you don't have an entry in the running.)

Go through the following list and check the boxes next to ALL of the books you have read. What counts as reading a book is ultimately up to you, but here are some guidelines: A few chapters doesn't count. Skipping just the epilogue does.

Poll #444848 Humiliation by Numbers

Which books have you read?

War and Peace, Tolstoy (alysonwonderlan)
0(0.0%)
The Iliad, Homer (morganlf)
0(0.0%)
The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer (chickenfeet2003)
0(0.0%)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (rhannon76)
0(0.0%)
Hamlet, Shakespeare (momiji)
0(0.0%)
Richard III, Shakespeare (finnygan)
0(0.0%)
The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck (aquitaineq)
0(0.0%)
Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck (double0hilly)
0(0.0%)
Pride and Prejudice, Austen (littleowland snowdrifted)
0(0.0%)
Jane Eyre, C. Bronte (easterbunny)
0(0.0%)
Wuthering Heights, E. Bronte (carmen_sandiego and benet)
0(0.0%)
The Hobbit, Tolkien (kashmera)
0(0.0%)
The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien (oursin)
0(0.0%)
Watership Down, Adams (Colin)
0(0.0%)
Small World, Lodge (suffisaunce)
0(0.0%)
The Bell Jar, Plath (retsuko)
0(0.0%)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy (suslikuk)
0(0.0%)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Pirsig (owlfish)
0(0.0%)


(Edit: I caught an error in the poll. lemur_catta, NOT rhiannon76, entered Sir Gawain and the Green Knight into competition. My apologies.)

The winner will be whoever is ahead as of 5 pm EST on Monday. It might well be obvious who's winning well before that, but if it's not, that's when a narrow lead will matter most. May the worst-read contestant win.

I didn't say people couldn't double up on books, so I allowed multiple entries for one book. Anyone organizing future rounds of this game might want to consider whether or not they want everyone to have unique entries.