That book sounds really intersting, if I see it in a store I'll pick it up and have a look. I agree, I often think we don't *enjoy* food enough anymore - socially and culturally and stuff. It's all about sustenance and calories - especially with IBS, it's so hard to make food a celebration when you're worried about what you're putting in your mouth! Glad to hear you're enjoying it.
I'm doing good! So much stuff due for school in the next few weeks but I'm handling the stress pretty well. I'm reading (not surprisingly) mostly stuff for school right now. Lots of postcolonial lit (which is part of my degree - postcolonial lit and critical cultural theory - lol it's a mouthful) like Australian poetry and African novels, and lots of philosophy stuff too, Foucault, Arnold, Neitzche, etc.
1900 calories sounds good to me - that's what I try to eat (around) every day. Have you tried fitday at all? It makes the numbers part easy.
I'm so glad to hear things are going so well for you Ruchie - as always your happiness is contagious