Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 Challenge: Foodies Read 2


Margot and Joyfully Retired is hosting the second Foodies Reading Challenge in 2012 and I am very excited to sign up.

This was one of my favorite challenges in 2011; I read six food books for it.  My wrap-up post is here, with links to my reviews.

This year, I am signing up at the "Pastry Chef" level to read 4 - 8 food-related books. Click the button or link above to go to the main challenge page for details or to sign up.


There are many foodie books on my TBR shelf.  I am going to try to overlap with some of my other challenges, including my TBR challenges, the Non-Fiction Challenge, and the Memorable Memoirs Challenge.

Here is a list of possible choices.  Those I've read are in red, with links to reviews if I did one.

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

On the Town in New York by Michael & Ariane Batterberry (reviewed here)

Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk

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

Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl (reviewed here)

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee

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

Vie De France: Sharing Food, Friendship and a Kitchen in the Lorie Valle by James Haller (reviewed here)

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

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller (reviewed here)

Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates by Michael Bond (reviewed here)

And it might be a good idea to include this one:

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


Last updated on October 5, 2012


  1. I'm doing this challenge too! I love foodie books!
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  2. if I did challenges..which I don't..this is one I would do!

  3. I'm doing this challenge too. Great list of books.

  4. I've been wanting to read French Women Don't Get Fat...the title alone is enough to pull me in! Great list for this challenge!

  5. What an incredibly awesome list of books. I've read most of them. You have such good reading ahead. Lucky, lucky you.

    I'm not doing challenges this year (except my own), but Margot's is one of the best ones out there.

  6. If I wasn't trying to limit the challenges that I am participating in I would be really, really tempted by this one.

  7. I'm so glad you are back for another year. I love your list of books. I've read a couple of them. What I really like are the ones that can tie in with the European Challenge. Good luck with all your challenges.


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