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Is there any Food Trivia Books?

BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 4, 2007 08:53 PM

I love Food and I Love Trivia...
Is there any Food Trivia Books out there ?

Thanks, Brian

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 4, 2007 09:57 PM

    it's not a book, but i have a great food trivia game called "foodie craze." it's really great...i've learned some truly outrageous & obscure facts!


    1. pamalamb RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 5, 2007 12:53 PM

      Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany is fun (as are the rest of his Miscellany books).

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        cooknKate RE: pamalamb Sep 9, 2007 12:06 PM

        I love Schotts. Great book!

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 5, 2007 03:00 PM

        James Trager's The Food Chronology.


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          thanks, I will try them both , Brian the Food Dude

          1. thegingerbreadgirl RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 7, 2007 05:40 PM

            I love the Schott's Food and Drink book as well - although it reads more like a dictionary, it's vastly entertaining!

            I just read CANDY FREAK by Steve Almond, which is about one man's obsession with candy bars of years past, and his journey to places like the old Necco Wafer factory. As for trivia, I learned that there once was a chocolate bar called chicken n' veggies, made out of freeze dried vegetables sold in regional markets. It's very similar to the Food Network show "Unwrapped."

            1. meatn3 RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 11, 2007 11:25 PM

              Not a book, actually a funny spoof on the topic http://www.devilsfooddictionary.com/

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                Louise RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 13, 2007 11:26 AM

                There's Harold McGee. Though I don't know if his stuff qualifies as trivia, it has a lot of interesting and little-known facts. It's prose though, not one-liners.

                1. teamuse RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Sep 13, 2007 12:49 PM

                  I love Schott's Miscellany- the Food and Drink and the General one. There is also Life as Meals by James and Kay Salter. Each day of the year has a short entry about some food trivia, event, etc. The illustrations are beautiful.

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                    duchess45 RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Aug 3, 2008 11:36 AM

                    A South Florida Culinary Adventure by Alice Shapiro.

                    1. MC Slim JB RE: BRIANTHEFOODUDE Aug 3, 2008 09:55 PM

                      There's a Trivial Pursuit-like game called Foodie Fight.


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