Foodies Read 2016

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I know this blog has turned into a series of book lists lately, but I promise this is the last one for a while. I saw this challenge last year a little too late, but I think it’ll be a fun one to join. I love food literature and haven’t really been reading enough of it, so this will help clear some of those books off the shelf.

I’m doing the ‘Pastry Chef’ level, which is 4 – 8 books. The choices have to prominently feature food in some way, but aren’t bound by genre or format. It’s not a requirement to list any books before beginning, but it’s my favourite part, so here is my current food-related backlog from which I’ll likely be drawing:

  1. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  2. The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss
  3. Secrets of the Best Chefs by Adam D. Roberts
  4. Encore Provence by Peter Mayle
  5. French Milk by Lucy Knisley
  6. Heat by Bill Buford
  7. Double Cup Love by Eddie Huang
  8. Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

8 thoughts on “Foodies Read 2016

  1. Geoff W

    Under the Tuscan Sun was good, and thankfully for you nothing like the movie 😉 I really enjoyed her A Year In The World as she wrote about different foods and cooking them around the world. Sounds like fun!

    1. Rob Post author

      I actually don’t really know much about Under the Tuscan Sun, except that in my head it’s the Italian A Year in Provence, which I know is probably way off base.

      Hadn’t heard of A Year in The World, but that sounds like even more my kind of book!

    1. Rob Post author

      That’s the only Bourdain I’ve read actually. It was quite a few years back, but I remember loving it. I’ve had A Cook’s Tour and Medium Raw unread on my shelf for too long now.


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