Friday, December 7, 2012

2013 Challenge: Foodies Read


Margot from Joyfully Retired started the Foodies Read Challenge a couple of years ago. For 2013, Margot has passed the torch to Vicki from I'd Rather Be Reading at the Beach, who is hosting the challenge on its own site, Foodies Read 2013.

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 2013.


With seven books, I cam close to maxing out my level of the challenge, although I slacked off on reviews as the year progressed.

None of the books I read were from my list of 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


Last updated December 26, 2013.

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Book Beginnings: A Personal Odyssey

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Henry was about to become a father again – if he lived that long.

-- A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell.

I've read Sowell's columns and am impressed by him as a commentator, but I've never read his books.I decided to start with his memoirs to learn a little more of his backstory before reading his substantive books.

I am about halfway through and am engrossed.  His story is interesting and he is an incredibly smart, completely self-made man. He doesn't show much of a soft side, but the way he refuses to suffer fools is inspirational.

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