Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday at the Table

It kind of feels like the last 10 days or so vanished into thin air. The cold I told you about last week kept me down for a while, but there was at least one up-side. Though I didn't feel like doing much, reading felt pretty effortless, and I managed to make it clear through Delicious! which I really enjoyed. Now what?
Since my recent post about foodie books, your suggestions on what to read next have just kept on coming - thank you! I thought it might be helpful to have them listed in one place - for you and for me. So here they all are! I marked the ones I've read with an '*' . . . you can see I have plenty more to choose from!
  1.  A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg*
  2. Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenberg*
  3. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl*
  4. Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl*
  5. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl*
  6. Delicious: A Novel by Ruth Reichl*
  7. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
  8. The Tuscan Year: Life and Food in an Italian Valley by Elizabeth Romer
  9. Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson 
  10. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn*
  11. On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town by Susan Herrman Loomis
  12. Peaches for Monsieur le Curé: A Novel (Chocolat) by Joanne Harris
  13. My Life in France by Julia Child*
  14. Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuchsia Dunlop
  15. American Pie: Slices of a Life (and Pie) From America's Back Roads by Pascale La Draoulec
  16. Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
  17. Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg
  18. Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin*
  19. More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin*
  20. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  21. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
  22. How to Cook a Wolf by M. F. K. Fisher 
  23. Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunée
  24. Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home--A Memoir by Lise Funderburg
  25. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp
  26. The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball
  27. The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones*
  28. anything by Anthony Bourdain...
  29. ...Calvin Trillin
  30. ...Michael Pollan
  31. ...Elizabeth David
  32. ...Claudia Roden 
  33. ...Nigel Slater
  34. ...Marcus Samuelsson


  1. I also recommend "My Berlin Kitchen" by Luisa Weiss (The Wednesday Chef). Absolutely beautiful book.

  2. I read the French Twist trilogy by Sandra Byrd and really enjoyed it. Takes place in both Seattle and France. It's light-hearted.

  3. Wow, that is a big list! I love your shoes BTW!

  4. Reading and kicking back a little is good. Hope you are feeling much better now. I really had fun reading Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain...

  5. Great foodie list Debbie! I must admit that I have only read a few on this list - Like Water for Chocolate and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé: A Novel as well as the original Chocolate novel by Joanne Harris.

  6. Such a great list. I've read lots on here and have lots more on my wish list. Peter Mayle's My Life in Provence (there's a series) book was one of the first foodie books I read. I also enjoyed Under the Tuscan Sun. Did you read they one?

  7. Oh, there's also Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously [Julie Powell]

  8. Thanks for this list - i am going to enjoy working my way through this:)