Fairy Pudding is more then a food recipe...it is a recipe for life. It's a book about ideas!

Did you know that the Barong Dance is a rite of passage for Balinese boys? That Jean Cocteau's wall paintings for Chappele Saint Pierre are an erotic fantasy? That Tchaikovsky's tragic final movement theme in his Sixth Symphony comes from his opera Eugene Onegin written many years earlier and in essence is a suicide note? Novelist Thomas Hal Phillips says of this memoir: "read every word of it -- you'll be glad you did!"

Bryan lived for 20 years in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley where he grew organic vegetables, grapes and learned to make his own wine while teaching full time as Professor of Music at Foothill College...all described in his memoir which was an autobiography winner of the 2001 San Diego Book Awards Association.