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Nov 29, 2013 06:51 AM

Flavorwire's "50 Essential Novels for Foodies"

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

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

    Thanks for posting.

    1. No The Good Earth!? sacrilege!

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

      1. 12 here but I must say the list was surprising.

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        1. re: HillJ

          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

            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. 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

            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. 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

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            1. re: cookie monster

              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.