What am I eating? Pimenton de La Vera

#680 on 1001 Foods to Try Before You Die I finally found something I can get my hands on to try. Pimenton de La Vera is a smoked Spanish paprika. It is used in pretty much everything in Spanish cuisine. Which mean that I am sure I have had it before at some point. I…

Graphic Novel – “Habibi” by Craig Thompson

“The Sufi saint Rabi’a Al-Adawiyya was seen carrying a firebrand and a jug of water – the firebrand to burn Paradise, the jug of water to drown Hell… So that both veils disappear, and God’s followers worship, not out of hope for reward, nor fear of punishment, but out of love.” ― Craig Thompson, Habibi Awards Harvey…

Graphic Novel Review of “Fell, Feral City” by Warren Ellis

Awards 2006 Nomination – Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series 2006 Nomination – Eisner Award for Best New Series “Ain’t no Jesus in Snowtown, Detective.” ― Warren Ellis From the publisher, “Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a…

Novel Review – Night and Silence (October Daye #12) by Seanan McGuire

Awards None specifically for this novel, yet. However, Seanan Mcguire has won numerous Nebula, Hugo, and Pegasus awards for her novels. About From the publisher, “The twelfth installment of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series! Things are not okay. In the aftermath of Amandine’s latest betrayal, October “Toby” Daye’s fragile self-made…

I Try a Boston Cooler

Once again, in my attempt to try the unusual I came across a “recipe” for this drink on one of my favorite sites, atlasobscura.com In a section called gastro obscura people write in on local favorites of their homes. A Northeastern treat of the US is a soda shake that is made from ginger ale…

Review of Scalped Vol. 1 by Jason Aaron

Awards #934 in 1001 Comics To Read Before You Die #192 in CBH Best Comics of all Time I am absolutely shocked that this is it as far as I can find rewards wise. Summary From the publisher, “It is gravel Jason Aaron, the up-and-coming writer of the critically acclaimed series THE OTHER SIDE teams…

Thrillist’s 33 Graphic Novels of All Time

There is an absolute abundance of graphic novel and book lists out on the internet. 100 best this and 100 best that. All have some value, and all pretty much say the same things. Which is why the 1001 list I have been working on this year has been so important and valuable for me….