Candied Ginger and Ghost Eagles – Cooking the Books with Alex London

Alexander London‘s first young adult novel, Proxy, blew me away. His middle grade books are wonderful.

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And now the newest addition to the London library, Black Wings Beating hits the Cooking the Books crew right in the feels with its giant murderbirds and amazing world building!

(PS: what made this interview especially exciting was the gargantuan feat of not getting distracted by the adorable Baby London… who you might hear cooing in the background. It was difficult, but Aliette and I saw our way through, because it is important to know what to feed a murderbird, right? Exactly.)

To prepare yourself to face such birds, or immensely cute babies, or both, please hasten to your nearest bookstore or library to acquire Black Wings Beating. And enjoy our discussion of all things falconry and food, including what to pack for a bird hunt! Do give a listen on Cooking the Books this month, both here and at the extension kitchen over at The Booksmugglers! (Check out Alex London’s Booksmugglers Bonus answers… including the pokemon answer!).

This month’s Cooking the Books Podcast, #041: Candied Ginger and Ghost Eagles: Cooking the Books with Alex London contains:

  • murderbirds
  • giant ghost eagles (aka murderbirds)
  • lots of feathers
  • siblings
  • magic
  • queer romance and boys kissing
  • the world audio debut of the most adorable baby London
  • candied ginger
  • possibly a little bourbon
  • only a few torn off faces (murderbirds, for real)
  • chocolate and beef jerky — not together! — okay a little together. Gross, right?
  • shoutouts to many wonderful books
  • falconry (ie: murderbirds)
  • And much more.

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(Thanks as always to our friend Paul Weimer who helps clean up the CtB kitchen after we destroy it…)

Podcast #041:Candied Ginger and Ghost Eagles – Cooking the Books with Alex London