Sunday, April 08, 2012
THE ART OF CONVERSATION – Food edition
3000 Mouth-watering Questions to Cook Up Culinary Conversations
We’re always being told that the art of conversation is dead – killed by everything from TV to e-mail to texting to our 24/7 always-connected lifestyle.
Children and adults are spending more and more time online. While people are more closely connected than ever before, the amount of time we actually spend speaking with our family and friends gets shorter and shorter.
But a new game promises to help people of all ages become confident speakers, better listeners and great all-round communicators, with The Art of Conversation (TAOC) ®. TAOC has been developed by Australians Louise Howland and Keith who have long mourned the demise of the family dinner and the valuable forum it provided.
Now, they have created a new way for us to enjoy and connect with each other over the dinner table - The Art of Conversation: Food Edition. Following the success of their original title, Howland and Lamb have adapted the recipe to dish up new angles and avenues to think, and talk, about food, cooking, eating and dining.
TAOC serves up 300 culinary entrees on topics like food destinations, cooking classes, slow food, fusion, indulgent food, leftovers and bizarre food ideas. It includes a comprehensive guidebook to culinary communication, complete with fascinating endnotes. Like all TAOC editions, it’s not a quiz – it’s not about who knows the most. Rather, it’s a communication tool that draws on your own experiences, thoughts and reactions to facilitate fascinating discussions.
It is also the perfect conversation aid at family and social situations, and over the dinner table.
The Art of Conversation (TAOC) ® | all editions RRP $19.95