BOOK OF THE DAY: "The Telling Room. A tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese".
OK, who's looking for a WONDERFUL book?
Can I please highly recommend this one? My dear friend Michael Paterniti (with whom I used to work at GQ Magazine) has just published this beautiful, elegiac, wandering, passionate memoir which is about…well…Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese.
I think Michael is one of the best writer's we've got in American at the moment, and I would read anything he wrote. But I would especially read this book, which is about is about obsession, which is one of my favorite subjects in the world. It's also about food, about grace, about dreams, about family, about history, about the stubborn ways in which a few people in the world absolutely refuse to accept modernity.
After I read it, I wanted to move to Spain.
That's all I'm saying.
Except that it comes HIGHLY recommended!
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave dug into a hillside on the edge of town, an ancient door leads to a cramped limestone chamber known as “the telling room.” Containing nothing but a wooden table and two benches, this is where villagers have gathered for cen…