“Gherkins & Tomatoes” is all about food, with a little life and history and art thrown in for seasoning. Here you find commentary on topics ranging from British colonial India to the mummies of Sicily and how they demonstrate that rich diets caused modern diseases long before we called the world “modern.”
The world provides so much treasure every day. In our “modern” times, so much information bombards us, molds us, and – yes – paralyzes us. That’s why holding onto the past is so vital. Without a sense of who we are and where we came from, we cannot really function. We will live amnesiacal lives, like ships without anchors floating away into the horizon, lost and ungrounded.
“Gherkins & Tomatoes” celebrates the men and women who gave us the world’s rich culinary heritage, whether it be haute cuisine or an oyster dashed on the rocks and slurped up at the edge of roaring surf.
Besides food for the body, “Gherkins & Tomatoes” lauds something else: the written word. Commentary on books, writing, and literary ephemera abounds here, too!
Please take a look at the sidebars here and begin a voyage of discovery to the past.