Well, it’s not really the mission here at Eat Local Northwest to keep things uber-current, to stay up with the rest of the blogosphere just to prove we can. For example, I just finished reading Ruth Reichl’s memoir Tender at the Bone, a mere ten years after it was published. It’s the story of Reichl’s unconventional food education, including her mother’s erratic cooking, dinners at a boarding school friend’s estate, a kitchen gig at a hippie restaurant in Berkeley. You’d be hard pressed to find a sentence here where Reichl isn’t eating or cooking. For her, food is a way to connect, a way to communicate love.

And in that vein, I recently enjoyed Calvin Trillin’s hilarious Feeding a Yen. Trillin’s a world-class eater, but no food snob. And the book is barely five years in print.