For our last meeting, attendees were asked to bring a favorite food-related book. The choices were interesting and widely varied, including memoirs, investigative journalism, fiction, and cookbooks. Favorite food books created a window into the tastes, imaginations, and personalities of our group, so we know you’ll be interested in what these choices were. Here they are!
Kate: Chez Panisse Vegetables, by Alice Waters.
jeff: The Accidental Connoisseur: An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World, by Lawrence Osborne
Katie: Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table, by Ruth Riechl
Andy: Organic, Inc: Natural Foods and How they Grew, by Samuel Fromartz
Erin: On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town, by Susan Loomis
Sara Zoe: My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prudhomme
Joanne: Didn’t know about the bring-a-book plan, but a recent fiction read inspired her to make biscuits on a cold winter day!
Steve: The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster (For the tasty alphabet market…)
Peter: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History in Four Meals, by Michael Pollan
Michelle: Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Food At Sea and Ashore in the 19th Century, by Sandy Oliver
John: Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses, by Isabel Allende
Jenny: The Political Palate, by the Bloodroot Collective
Joanne: The Art of Syrian Cooking (available secondhand!), by Helen Corey
It was so great to be introduced to these books. If you care to order any, think about taking title and author information to your local bookseller to give those folks your business!