Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Foodie’s Reading Challenge 2011

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How could I not sign up for a challenge in which there was a category which encourages Gluttony.

12 (or more) Food-themed Books? That’s too much fun to resist.

So it’s unsurprising that I find myself with more books in mind for this reading challenge than for any other I’ve joined this year.

Partly, I think that’s because there’s so much great writing being published on the subject.

And, as our host has said, it’s something we all have in common.

But my pressing desire to read more also reveals that I’ve been setting aside a number of these books for years, tempted by other reading feasts.

I’ll record the books read towards this challenge here, and I’ll be serving up reviews on the site regularly as well.

Raise a glass — or a plate — to The Foodie Reading Challenge 2011.

Books Feasted Upon:

1. Massimo Marcone’s Acquired Tastes (2010)
2. Agnes Jekyl’s Kitchen Essays (1922)
3. Dominique Fabre’s The Waitress Was New (2005) Trans. Jordan Stump (2008)
4. Carol Off’s Bitter Chocolate (2006)
5. Jane Ziegelman’s 97 Orchard: An Edible Historyof Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement (2010)
6. Andreas Staïkos’ Les Liaisons Culinaires (1997) Trans. Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife Illus. Jeff Fisher Harvill Press, 2000
7. Wendell Berry’s Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food (2010)
8. Anna Lappé’s Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It (2010)
9. Oran B. Hesterman’s Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All (2011)
10. Jaspreet Singh’s Chef (2008)
11. Antony Wild’s Coffee: A Dark History (2004)
12. Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin’s Skinny Bitch (2005)

2 comments to Foodie’s Reading Challenge 2011

  • I’m so glad you decided to join in the Foodie’s Reading Challenge. It’s looking to be a delicious year in reading. (pun intended) Good for you for tackling the Glutton level. I’m looking forward to seeing what you discover. Good luck and have fun.

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