What I’m Reading Now

I just started a new job on Monday. It’s nothing glamorous (the hiring manager was, in fact, emphatic about that), but it’s with great people and at a company (Cicerone) I am highly interested in. It’s also about an hour away from my house on the bus, so I have had to start contemplating reading material.

Combine that with having had had several folks mention they’d either love to know what I, specifically, am reading (usually due to the things I write about here), or that they, generally, just get a kick out of seeing what anyone else is reading. And a new tag/series on MetaCookbook, “What I’m Reading,” is born.

Currently, I’m reading The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food by Garrett Oliver.

Oliver is the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery. And, I’m discovering, a pretty good writer. I’m only 42 pages in, but I’m (mostly) enjoying what I’ve read. My complaints are largely minor and mostly rooted in the fact that I’m getting a little tired of having the brewing process explained to me AGAIN. This is, of course, not Oliver’s fault. And it would have been especially useful information when this book was published, in 2003.

That said, even in the “again” portions, I’ve learned new and interesting things, or had things I sort of understood explained better. So perhaps I shouldn’t be so impatient. The history section, early on, was excellent.

I’ll let you know more about it as I get through it. And if you’re reading it, would like to read it, or have read it, I’d love your thoughts in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “What I’m Reading Now

  1. Just what I need another beer book in waiting… But since I’m currently in a reading frenzy mode right now, I can’t help but purchase. Thanks for the recommendation, Cheers!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. I am the type who has a perpetual book pile to be read, but this one sounds worth adding to said pile! I’m curious to know if you’ve come across Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist. I actually have not read it myself, but it somehow appeared on my radar last week and thought it seemed really interesting in a “deconstructing our beverages” type of way. Also, congrats on the new gig at Cicerone! What does the new job entail? Very exciting. 😀

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