Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014 Challenge: Foodies Read -- COMPLETED!


COMPLETED!

Margot from Joyfully Retired started the Foodies Read Challenge a couple of years ago, before passing the torch to Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach, who is hosting the challenge on its own site, Foodies Read 2014.

This is always one of my favorite challenges.  I'm signing up again this year for the Pastry Chef level to read four to eight food books in 2014.

BOOKS FINISHED

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn (reviewed here)

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan ("Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." There's more to it.)

French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, & Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano (maybe she should have left off with French Women Don't Get Fat)

The Pearl Diver by Sujata Massey (a mystery set in the Washington, DC restaurant world)

Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor (an ambitious, creative novel about a Vancouver, BC chef seeking gastronomic authenticity)

BOOK POSSIBILITIES

There are several possibilities on my TBR shelves, including:

The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights by David E. Gumpert

Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk

The Tuscan Year: Life and Food in an Italian Valley by Elizabeth Romer

Epicurean Delight: The Life and Times of James Beard by Evan Jones

A Cordiall Water by M. F. K. Fisher

The Feasting Season by Nancy Coons

Dumas on Food: Selections from Le Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine by Alexandre Dumas

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano

NOTES

Last updated November 1, 2014.


WEEKEND COOKING



10 comments :

Carole said...

Good luck with the challenge. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

It looks like you have some good choices there. Happy reading!

Trish said...

You've reminded me that I need to read The Sharper Your Knife! I loved her Kitchen Counter Cooking School a few years ago.

Janel Gradowski said...

I signed up for the challenge last year, but have been so busy I forgot about it this year. Have fun and good luck!

Linda said...

I did that challenge a couple of years ago. Such a fun challenge. I really like Flinn's books.

Marg said...

I didn't realise that Flinn had a new book out! Will have to check it out.

This is one challenge that I should consider doing one of these times!

Marg said...

Or an older book as the case may be!

Beth F said...

I liked several of the books you've listed. And that's a great challenge! Enjoy.

Laurie C said...

I've been meaning to read Stuffed, or maybe listen to it, if there's an audiobook edition.

Cecelia said...

Oh, good luck with the challenge! Those books sound great (and I've heard great things about a few of them specifically). Food + reading = the best.

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