Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chunkster Reading Challenge




Wendy at caribousmom is hosting this fun challenge again this year.  The challenge sign-up post is here.

This one runs through January 31, 2011, just like my Battle of the Prizes challenges, the American Version and British Version.  Maybe I can coordinate if I find some fat prize winners.

Since I didn't reach my chunkster goal in 2010, I am scaling down a bit in 2011 and signing up for the "Chubby Chunkster" level this year.  That means reading four books over 450 pages long.

One idea was Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  I planned on that one being my "big book" for 2011, but now it looks like that won't happen, so maybe 2012?

My Reviews

The Food of France by Waverley Root (reviewed here)
Cathedral by Nelson DeMille (reviewed here)

NOTE: Last updated on December 3, 2011.


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Teaser Tuesday: The Food of France



"Though Champagne plays an important role in the history of France it does not play an important role in the history of French cooking.  It presents indeed, the anomaly of being the only important wine region in the country which has not produced on its own soil an appropriate cuisine to accompany its wine."

-- The Food of France by Waverley Root.

This is a terrific book! It is easy to understand why it is such a classic because it is a comprehensive review of the culinary development of all the regional foods of France.  The first section, which I am reading now, is called "The Domain of Butter." How great is that? 

This is on my French Connections list and is the first book I am reading for the Foodie's Reading Challenge. It will also count as one of my Chunkster Challenge books, coming in at exactly 450 pages, plus an introduction. 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.



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