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


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