Where to begin? Do you have stacks and stacks of books and magazines? I start some, finish some and then start others and go back to the first stack….and now I just thought it would be nice to know what everyone is reading or wanting to read or have started and not finished or started, read, and started again because it was so good. Please share your lists and whys and so forth.
Here’s a list (in no particular order) of some of the books within reading distance….
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson (Samuelsson was adopted from Ethiopia at the approximate age of three by Swedes….on to France and Harlem….He’s all about chasing flavors and finding home through that chase….). I was happy to read about my friend, Lolis Elie, in the book who has a cookbook out, Treme.
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen
Nigel Slater’s Notes from the Larder
Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang (Admittedly, some, OK most, of the hip hop references went over my head but now because of Huang I want to master beef noodle soup!)
With or Without You: a memoir by Domenica Ruta
Poor Man’s Feast by Elissa Altman
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi (I basically want to eat and cook everything in this book)
Deux Fois Par Semaine by Christine Orban (l’histoire d’anaylse d’une femme…)
Haute Cuisine: How the French Invented the Culinary Tradition by Amy Trubeck
The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim
About to devour and looking forward to:
Frances Mayes‘s Under Magnolia
Down South by Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe, author of Cowgirl Cuisine, worth getting for the blue cornmeal blackberry muffin recipe alone!
Martha Rose Shulman’s The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking: Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day
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