Wednesday, March 30, 2005

devour a book

I'm just finishing up Anthony Bordain's latest novel (not a book about food, but you can see the chef coming through in certain parts). He's one of my favorite writers, food writers specifically. A Cook's Tour and Kitchen Confidential are definite must-reads for any foodie. I'd like to explore food writing (not cook books) some more, so this week theme is "Food Writing and the Writers who write about food."

Both Bookslut and I Was Just Really Very Hungry have posted recently about writer MFK Fischer. I've read some of her stuff, specifically in a food-writing anthology (name?). After those 2 blog posts, I must read more.

Outlaw Cook is an iteresting food journal.

A zine for food writers...in case you wanna get into it. Good info.

Art Of Eating Looks to be a neat literary food journal (printed). You can read excerpt articles here.

An (long) interesting article about food writing...how it's changed through the years, where it's at now, what it's all about.

A good list of food-related books. Gonna have to check some of these out!

Food quotes (many by authors).

Leites Culinaria's list of the 20 best food books of 2004. I love lists!

Reading and food...two of my favorite things. Both activities than can be ordinary...if you let them. But I find them both to be enriching experiences. So much to learn, and enjoy! Do you have any food book recommendations?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just read "Cooking with Fernet Branca" by James Hamilton-Pearson. Hilarious.

how to cook turkey said...

G'day ironstef
I seem to have found devour a book while searching for things on how to cook turkey. I can see why, but I'm not sure it's exactly what I'm looking for. Just thought I'd say hello :0)

how to cook lobster said...

I wish I could understand how doing a search for chicken got me to devour a book. Not that I mind, you understand ironstef. It's just that I don't think it's exactly what I was looking for :0)