[January 04, 2014] Two very good books this week. One with an uplifting and positive message, the other an Italian cookbook. I know you may think I’m nuts reading a cookbook (no I didn’t read the recipes). Take a tour of more great reads, more in the line up soon.
Today, more books that I am now reading and find interesting:
Becoming a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day by Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen is the pastor of America’s largest church. This is so, I think, because of his positive messaging. Those messages revolve around the idea that you can be a better person, better boss or employee, better friend, better leader. There are those that criticize the book and him because of his Christian beliefs. However, all leaders know that it is better to have an uplifting and positive view than a negative, hateful perception of the world. Joel Osteen provides inspiration, something all leaders must do.
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
As promised earlier, I’m recommending this book, not because of the issue of leadership, but because it introduces newcomers to Italian cooking in the classic sense – newcomers like me,. If you like great old-style foods, this book is for you. I once thought that spaghetti meant it was Italian. How wrong I was. I can now distinguish the different pastas. What I like about the book is that it also tells the history of many of the dishes.
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