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Eating Israel – A Culinary Adventure. A Few Highlights …

Eating Israel – A Culinary Adventure. A Few Highlights …
Post Date: May 31, 2017

  Our group  tour from February 27 to March 6, 2017, was led by friend and food writer, Bonnie Stern, and was an amazing whirlwind of visits to historical sites, hands-on cooking workshops and demonstrations, visits to food markets and food/wine operations, not to mention the delicious array of food served to us.     Caesarea[…]




‘Circling the Sun,’ by Paula McLain (with references to ‘West with the Night,’ by Beryl Markham)
Post Date: October 24, 2015

The opening chapter of McLain’s fictionalised version of the unconventional life and loves of the pioneering aviator and racehorse trainer, Beryl Markham, epitomises the sense of impending doom that dogged Markham all her life.  In 1936, attempting to be the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic from East to West, she struggles[…]




Red Joan by Jennie Rooney
Post Date: July 9, 2013

Rooney’s thought-provoking third novel is loosely based on the true story of Melita Norwood, the 87-year-old (nicknamed ‘The Spy who came in from the Co-op’!), arrested in England in 1999 after spying for the Russians for four decades.   Unlike Norwood, protagonist Joan Stanley, was never a committed communist, and the story provides a credible[…]




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