12-12-2008 12:09 PM
I recently finished the books The Story of Sushi and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I loved both of these so now I'm on this nonfiction food memoir kick. I just bought The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry and Immovable Feast. I am anxiously awaiting their arrival. So my question to you, fellow bibliophiles, is what is your favorite Food Memoir and why.
12-12-2008 01:12 PM
12-12-2008 09:22 PM
I *loved* the ''Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry.'' I just read that it is going to be made into a movie.
I also like Ruth Reichl's ''Tender to the Bone.'' I just got a copy of "Mediterranean Summer" as an early Christmas present, and so far it's great.
12-13-2008 06:28 PM
Just finished The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry. It was fantastic! I wrote a review on it.
I think my favorite would be Heat by Mark Buford. The guy is a menace in the kitchen, but he dives in, works briefly in a Mario Batali restaurant, and travel to Italy to get a good grasp of real Italian food. It's funny and informative.
12-19-2008 03:29 PM
I recently read Paula Deen's memoir and really liked it. She intersperses recipes throughout and they were wonderful.
Another good book involving food but not exactly a memoir is Nora Ephron's Heartburn. Love that book! The movie was good too.
Her recent book about getting older, I don't Like my Neck, was really good too. In it she describes her quest for the perfect cabbage strudel. This set me off on my own quest which finally ended on 2nd Ave, at the very bakery where Nora gets hers. It was ok. Nothing could have measured up to her description. I also made my own, again, ok.
12-26-2008 12:43 AM
Now I'm reading Julia Child's My Life in France. What a lovely life! Young, in love and in Paris, she describes every street, every person she meets and most of all every meal she ate.
Vicarious enjoyment on a cold winter day!
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