In the blogosphere, I was a foodie before a bibliophile so my heart has a special place for foodie reads. When I saw there was a challenge for foodie reads, what a no-brainer for me!
Go check out the details here.
I have a few foodie reads posted on my blog already. If you're thinking of joining this challenge, you can get some ideas!
- Julia Child: A Life - A biography of larger than life Julia Child!
- Julie and Julia by Julie Powell - A blog turned book, which I read years before all the hoopla of the movie
- French Women Don't Get Fat by Mirelle Guiliano - yeah, why don't they? You'll find out how culture and eating habits play into the French physique.
- Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen by Naomi Moriyama - Copycat of above? Not at all!
- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser - Did you know that the Golden Arches are better recognized that the Christian Cross.
- How to Eat by Nigella Lawson - A cookbook by the lovely Nigella
- Laurel's Kitchen by Laurel Robertson - Awesome textbook and recipe book about natural foods
- A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain - Dare I say I love Bourdain's irreverence. I also like how he just loves loves love to eat! This reminds me I should get one of his books in my TBR
- Foodie-related reading - A few books I've run across
- ... and a cozy mystery called Prime Cut which just did not cut it for me :)
For this challenge, I'm going for Short-Order Cook which means 1-3 books for the year. I'll see how it goes and maybe graduate to Pastry Chef (4-8 books).
My tentative list is:
- The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan - because it's been on my TBR forever
- French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billion - I saw this in a bookstore and think it's fantastic that it addresses children's eating habits. Also by some weird freak of the blogosphere, Karen Le Billion actually follows my food blog.
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver - because I adore Kingsolver and again, this has been on my TBR for ages
- Something by Anthony Bourdain?
- Or one of my existing cookbooks?
- Maybe something fiction. Any ideas?
I'm really excited for this challenge! I may just become a Pastry Chef!