Literate and lyrical, Honey from a Weed is a feast for both body and soul. Read Gray's wonderful portraits of the places she's lived and the cooks she's learned from, and let your mind wander over the sunbathed hills, through the rustic villages and deep quarries Gray knows so intimately. Though reading Honey from a Weed may not influence you to take up stone-carving or cooking, at least you'll have spent your time in charming company. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have read it several times, each time finding new treasure.
Here, food is not a commodity to be bought and sold but a mainstay of life, a vital ingredient for happiness, a celebration of simple and good - but hard - life.
This book shaped me as a young cook, and now that I Chef my own kitchen, I appreciation it even more.
I used to have it in paperback. well worn and well used. unfortunately I lent it to someone and can't remember who. I hav eto have this book in my kitchen! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carolyne Havre
I'd choose this book for its history lessons, not for any contemporary description of events. As such, it is interesting and informative. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Allen Kay
I ordered some cookbooks for my husband and this was recommended by a friend but I think the paperback version is just not as nice as the hard cover. Read morePublished 21 months ago by ST
This is not a cookbook, and it's not a travel guide. Those expecting either genre will be variously disappointed and bewildered. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Anthony Hill
I think this is a book people are not neutral about. One either loves it or is left cold by it. Professional chefs and food writers seem to love this book. Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by olderandwiser
I read this book 20 years ago, as a budding chef. I have just finished it again, and loved it even more. Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Joe A. Lee
This is not just great food writing, it's also anthropology, sociology, perhaps even botany. Gray lived in several places around the Mediterranean -- remote places, by current... Read morePublished on September 9, 2009 by J. Dolan
This is a fascinating read, with the life of a cook-scholar and a sculptor as the setting for a study in the feeding of the soul. Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Amy Nicolai