Thursday 23 May
Our reading group has switched from Latour's Pasteurization of France to The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau. It is still gnomic and full of French paradox, but less bombastic.
This time we met at our house to wrestle some meaning out of it. We just plunked everything out on the table, so that people could hold the book or ipad (and gesture) with one hand and eat with the other.
Snacks included own cucumber pickles, daikon, and sour tomatoes; wasabi peas; gigantes; and olives.
Holt had made a double batch of pizza dough, cut out little snack-size pieces, and stuffed them with three kinds of filling: tapanade of artichoke and olive; goat cheese with oven-dried tomatoes; and provolone with pepperoni. Next time he wants to make them larger, with more stuffing.
Still, they were tasty and abundant, and so was the discussion. We'll take the leftovers (both thoughts and calzones) south to Tennessee tomorrow.