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Books About Food

Two of my favorite things are food and travel. Last month, I read a handful of non-fiction books about travel. This month, I’m dedicating my reading time to several of our new non-fiction books about food.

Here are two books that I’m looking forward to reading:

posted by: Todd

2 Comments »

  1. Comment by J Dub
    January 22, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

    I Work at a bookstore and a customer came in the other week looking for a specific style of book and I was wondering if maybe you could help me came up with a short list of titles that would suit this question should it ever arise again. The gentleman was looking for FICTION works that dealt with Food and Travel. A number of us directed him to the travel literature section where he would have found stories about food and travel, or to the writer’s on food area or even to the biography section, but this customer was only interested in works of fiction. The only books that my co-workers and I could come up with were Chocolate and the mystery series by Fluke, the latter of which doesn’t really cover the travel aspect he was looking for, so far as I can tell. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for a list like this?

  2. Comment by Todd
    January 23, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    J Dub - I have yet to read a fiction book about food and travel since I stick to non-fiction on these topics, but I did find a few that look interesting. The first on the short list below seems to have received the best reviews (and has just been put on my own reading list):

    The last Chinese chef By Nicole Mones

    The feasting season: a novel by Nancy Coons

    Blue plate special: a novel of love, loss, and food by Frances Norris

    Lunch with Elizabeth David by Roger Williams

    Travels with Dubinsky and Clive by David Gurevich

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