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Jul 15, 2008 12:49 PM

books good enough to eat

i dont know if this is technically the correct board to post this question on so please redirect me if needed. i would love to gather some recommendations on great food-centered writing; i particularly enjoy memoirs. i have read:

tender at the bone
comfort me with apples
garlic and sapphires
julie and julia
like water for chocolate
kitchen confidential

and i started climbing the mango trees but really didn't like it.

any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  1. There are lots and lots and lots of threads on this topic. You might want to do a search.

    1. Since it might be difficult finding the threads, I'll throw in a couple of recommendations:

      Bill Buford's Heat
      M.F.K. Fisher's The Art of Eating
      Under the Tuscan Sun (forgot the author's name)
      Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence
      Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking and More Home Cooking
      Elizabeth David Classics (Mediterranean Food, French Country Cooking and Summer Cooking all collected in one volume)*
      Elizabeth David's English Bread and Yeast Cookery*
      Lynne Rosetto Kaspar's The Splendid Table and The Italian Country Table*

      The books marked with an asterisk (*) are more traditional cookery books but filled with plenty of narrative and commentary about place, time, origins, etc. The others are more in memoir vein that you may be looking for.

      1. The Food of Love by Anthony Capella