Monday, October 18, 2010

Some Book Club Suggestions: Foodie Books


The secretary of our chapter of the Women's National Book Association, also known a BookNAround, created this mouth-watering list of books about food. I am impressed she found so much fiction! I can attest she's an excellent cook (and I look forward to months when she is the book club host) and I know she loves reading about food as well as eating it, so these books are all assured to improve your appetite. Her post about her list can be found here.

1. Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber
2. La Cucina by Lily Prior
3. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
4. Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi
5. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais
6. Georgia’s Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
7. Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant edited by Jennie Ferrari-Adler
8. Spiced by Dalia Jurgensen
9. Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
10. Candyfreak by Steve Almond
11. Cooking With Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson
12. Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini
13. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
14. Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

It would be fun to have the food at book club match up with the book! I know my book club does that sometimes. For instance, when we read Water for Elephants, there was popcorn, cotton candy, and circus peanuts as snacks. When we read Julie and Julia, all of the snacks were from Mastering The Art of French Cooking. Now if you decide to do this, be prepared that some of your hosts may not be excellent cooks, so be sure that those gals get to choose books like Candyfreak which would really only involve shopping for some obscure candies, and no cooking. Believe me, you wouldn't want to assign me the Julia Child month as everyone would go home sorely disappointed and hungry!

1 comment:

Bookworm Meets Bookworm said...

This is an amazing list that I need to look into. I am patiently awaiting my turn in the library queue for The School of Essential Ingredients. I haven't been exposed to many of the other titles. Thanks!