Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Plug for the Gman


Since tomorrow I will be going to a party in Manhattan to celebrate the publication of Gary Allen's (aka Gman) latest book The Herbalist in the Kitchen, it's probably the best time for me to plug my old friend to my friends here at A Hunger Artist.

I'm not going to pretend I have read it yet. In fact, I'm not getting a copy until tomorrow. But after watching him work on this beast of a bestiary of culinary herbs, their intrinsic properties and culinary applications for the past 12 years, I know it is going to be every letter the kind of meticulously researched and organized reference for which my friend is becoming famous.

So while your's truly is getting down and being bad with such members of the glitterati of the academic culinary community as Krishnendu Ray, Francine Segan and the sexagenarian Bacchus himself, click over to Amazon and have a look at Gary's new book.

Also, if you don't mind, pray for me or tune a quartz crystal (or whatever superstitious thing you do to tilt the odds towards favorable outcome) that I don't spill champagne in my lap. Because when you get to be my age, no one fully believes you when you tell them that "Ahem, the stain is wine."

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