Foodies Read 2017

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I’m also joining the Foodies Read challenge again this year. The goal is to read any book that is somehow related to food, be that a cookbook, a foodie memoir, or a murder mystery in which the killer slays his victims using only spotted dick.

The challenge levels are as follows:

  • Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
  • Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
  • Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
  • Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
  • Cordon-Bleu Chef: More than 19

I’ll be aiming for the Pastry Chef level again, although I would like to read more than the bare minimum this year. My initial choices, which may change, will be:

  1. Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain
  2. How To Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food by Nigella Lawson
  3. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
  4. Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France by Peter Mayle
  5. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  6. Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
  7. The Dinner: A Novel by Herman Koch
  8. The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle

4 thoughts on “Foodies Read 2017

  1. Ruthiella

    Isn’t there a Roald Dahl story where the murder weapon is a frozen leg of lamb?

    I like the mix of food fiction and non-fiction. I will be also interested to hear your take on The Dinner if you end up reading it.

    1. Rob Post author

      If there is, I will have to keep that in mind as an alternate read!

      Wasn’t sure how far of a stretch The Dinner was for this challenge, but the name works and it keeps catching my eye on Audible, so I threw it on there.

  2. Claudia

    I’ve read Garlic and Sapphires, and Under the Tuscan Sun from your list and both were excellent. Reichl can be so funny. I should make a list as well, otherwise it’s too much up for grabs.

    1. Rob Post author

      Both of those were on my list last year and got overlooked, so I want to tackle them this time for sure. I’ve been meaning to read something by Ruth Reichl for some time now.

      I don’t usually stick to the lists I make, but I enjoy making them!


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