August 18 2018:
Crossing Niagara – The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin
Exciting story of Jean Francois Gravelet, the one known as the Great Blondin. Mostly about his claim to fame of crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
He not only crossed on a tightrope, he crossed on a tightrope blindfolded, reading the paper, with a wheelbarrow, on stilts, with his feet and hands chained, with his feet in buckets, and with a man on his back. Great person to learn about.
April 29 2017:
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
Wonderfully fun book about an amazing woman I’d never heard about. Alice Waters owns Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She also travels thousands of miles to help grow Edible Schoolyards – a concept she began in her own city.
Edible Schoolyards began in 1995 and there are gardens all over America and in twenty-nine other countries … And still growing.
Alice Waters also led the change in restaurants and how chefs operate. Instead of looking for the best recipes, they now seek the best ingredients; locally grown and flavorful.
Loved, loved, loved learning about Alice Waters and passions!