Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen. A Lifetime’s Culinary Thefts, by Jonathan Meades

When Bookfox Kate proposed this theme week, I stuck my hand in the air immediately and cried ‘Me me me!’. After all, one of the first pieces I ever wrote … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris: Cookbooks

This morning I was picking black mulberries in my garden. This sounds very English, but it was in Brussels, though the tree was originally English. It was a present from friends … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

A Taste of Venice: At Table with Brunetti, by Donna Leon and Roberta Pianara

I look forward every year to the latest Donna Leon novel – picking it up means disappearing into Venice and the surrounding lagoon in the company of characters of agreeable … Continue reading

July 13, 2011 · 6 Comments

Food for the Spirit

I know I’m not alone in an addiction to reading cookery books for pleasure. It’s just that I’m not much of a cook. I can produce edible food, and we … Continue reading

May 9, 2009 · 9 Comments

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)