Saturday, December 6, 2014

2015 CHALLENGE: Foodies Read -- INCOMPLETE


I didn't come anywhere close to finishing this challenge this year! I only read two food-related books, far short of my usual stack. I hope to make up for the loss in 2016.


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 now hosts the challenge on its own site, which this year is Foodies Read 2015.

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 2015.


The Whole World Over by Julia Glass

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton


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

NOTE: Updated on December 27, 2015



  1. This is one of my favorite challenges! I read French Women Don't Get Fat a few years ago and enjoyed it even though I didn't love the authors voice. I should reread it. Good luck! I look forward to your reviews on these. Great books!

  2. Thanks for joining again this year!

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    2. Also, thanks for spreading the word! Don't forget to link to the Foodies Read blog.

  3. Interesting selection. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. I've heard about the French Women Don't Get Fat one...would be interested to hear your thoughts on it!

  5. This challenge always makes me want to reconsider my "no challenges" stance. Good luck!

  6. Like JoAnn, this challenge is the one I consider joining. I love MFK Fisher and I enjoyed French Women Don't Get Fat. I'm looking forward to watching your progress.

  7. I don't do well with the challenges I already do, but this one does sound intriguing! Some of your possible selections seem a little daunting to me, so good luck!

  8. This sounds like a fun challenge, I added a 'foodie fiction' category to my Eclectic Reader Challenge this year :)

    Happy cooking!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  9. I signed up for this challenge too! Stuffed by Volk and Dumas on Food seem particularly interesting. I'm really looking forward to hearing about what folks think of these books. I don't know anyone in "real life" who reads food books!

  10. French Women Don't Get Fat was more interesting, to me, as a book about the French than about eating well but I'm glad I read it.

    I'm looking forward to this challenge. I didn't read many food books in 2014, but I'm hoping to read more in 2015.

    Joy's Book Blog


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