This book was very light, and the story itself wasn’t that involved. The major concept of the book ‘the practice effect’ was fun to think about.
Stephanie had some really good points in the discussion, mainly that any civilization that has such a strong value of man-hours would have incredibly large families. They would also have spread out and settled pretty much all the land in order to have the most number of people possible.
I thought that there wasn’t nearly enough sharing and offering of services to keep tools practiced.
The discussion was really great and the food was taken pretty well (it disappeared pretty quickly). I made some of the Vegetable Kofta, which was a lot more involved from the start than I was expecting. The prep that the teaching chef had done was a good deal of the time that was needed, even if it wasn’t the skill part of the cooking.