Foodie Reads

Books either on my list to read or already checked off the bucket list. Harlequin for foodies.

Foodies of The WorldFoodies of the World by Julia Gaw

A collection of profiles of bloggers and recipes from the best food blogs around the world from Australia to Turkey and the Netherlands.

Containing stunning photography, styling and images, this is a high-quality cookbook with real food from real people.

My Life in France - Julia ChildMy Life in France by Julia Child, Alex Prud’Homme

In her own words, this is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found ‘her true calling’.

Filled with black-and-white photographs that her husband Paul took, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. In it she reveals her sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans.

Eat Pray LoveEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Excerpt:

This was not my moment to be seeking romance and (as day follows night) to further complicate my already knotty life. This was my moment to look for the kind of healing and peace that can only come from solitude.

Anyway, by now, by the middle of November, the shy, studious Giovanni and I have become dear buddies. As for Dario—the more razzle-dazzle swinger brother of the two—I have introduced him to my adorable little Swedish friend Sofie, and how they’ve been sharing their evenings in Rome is another kind of Tandem Exchange altogether. But Giovanni and I, we only talk. Well, we eat and we talk. We have been eating and talking for many pleasant weeks now, sharing pizzas and gentle grammatical corrections, and tonight has been no exception. A lovely evening of new idioms and fresh mozzarella.

Where People Feast: An Indigenous People’s Cookbook – Dolly (Watts) McRae and Annie Watts. Where People Feast

This cookbook sheds light on the unique culinary traditions and cooking techniques of Native American people who live along the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Recipes I want to try include:

  • Wild Buffalo Smokies with Tangy Rhubarb Sauce
  • Just Like Grandma’s Bannock
  • Wildman Salad with Blackberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Bob Blumer Glutton For Pleasure CookbookGlutton For Pleasure – Bob Blumer

“If Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, and Salvador Dalí had a ménage à trois, this would be their love child.” — Steve Perrine, Men’s Health

The ultimate collection of Bob’s favorite kitchen creations along with practical kitchen references for chefs of every skill level. Not sure what wine to pair with your meal? Uncertain of the best way to stock your shelves? Wavering on the perfect music to flambe? Surreal etiquette, dysfunctional kitchens, mismatched cutlery, and culinary faux pas are no match for his confidence-inspiring tips.

Some to pique your interest:

  • Coconut shrimp lollypops
  • Dishwasher-Poached Salmon (really??)
  • Cauliflower Popcorn
  • Lamb cupcakes

I’d love to hear your favorite foodie books! Leave me a comment. 🙂

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