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.

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

My Dining Hell, by Jay Rayner

Vulpes Libris hasn’t had a Hatchet Job week for a while. Maybe it’s time, because I’ve found myself longing for just a little dose of venom. Or maybe it’s my … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

Literary Christmas Feasts

Literary Christmas Feasts One of the most potent sources of nostalgia and memory about Christmas is food, and the distinctive dishes and recipes that instantly conjure up the season. Christmas … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Welcome to Bascom, North Carolina, where it seems that everyone has a story to tell about the Waverley women. The house that’s been in the family for generations, the walled … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · 3 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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