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Flavorwire's "50 Essential Novels for Foodies"

Sloth Nov 29, 2013 06:51 AM


I've read 7 of them but am intrigued to read many others.

  1. sandiasingh Nov 29, 2013 10:44 AM

    I've read a few, don't want to read a few and will read a few.

    Thanks for posting.

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      madeliner Nov 29, 2013 02:51 PM

      No The Good Earth!? sacrilege!

      i do agree on farmer boy tho-a good grownup read too imho

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        HillJ Nov 29, 2013 06:56 PM

        12 here but I must say the list was surprising.

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        1. re: HillJ
          sandiasingh Nov 30, 2013 07:44 AM

          Very eccentric collection, I'd say. But we are in the season of lists, so buckle your seat belt, here they come. Whether we want them or not.

          1. re: sandiasingh
            HillJ Nov 30, 2013 10:49 AM

            Boy of boy, if that isn't true! Both in the retail book sellers and online plans I've been gifted with dozens of buying suggestions based on my past reading purchases.;wonder how they knew, lol...

        2. C. Hamster Dec 1, 2013 09:57 AM

          I counted 10 that ive read, but don't really think Goodbye Columbus, for example , is a foodie book.

          I'm very interested in digging in to a bunch of books on that list, for sure

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          1. re: C. Hamster
            sandiasingh Dec 1, 2013 10:30 AM

            I read more non fiction than fiction so there aren't too many here I will read. Just now reading "Appetite for Life," the bio of Julia Child. Very well researched and written. And very enlightening.

          2. cookie monster Dec 2, 2013 06:25 PM

            12 here. I read a lot of novels but there are quite a few on this list that I hadn't heard of. time for some research on Amazon.com.

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            1. re: cookie monster
              Puffin3 Dec 3, 2013 06:14 AM

              Seventeen so far. IMO AB is an excellent novelist. Better than a 'TV' personality. 'Bone in the Throat' is excellent reading. 'Gone Bamboo'. 'Bob Gold Stories'.
              Of course the best of the best, which I've read a number of times is 'Belly of Paris' by Zola.

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              Westy Dec 4, 2013 08:45 AM

              Banana Yashimoto's Kitchen was brilliant. The first 3 pages alone could serve as a model for tight, descriptive, clear writing.

              A little surprised there was nothing there by Rex Stout.

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