Reviews and Blog Posts: foodie

Kitchens of the great Midwest

by J. Ryan Stradal

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3 and a half stars, actually. This book is so much more clever than I gave it credit for/expected at the outset. I thought it was going to be a foodie story, maybe a bit more like memoir. It was a foodie story, but fully contextualized -- including newer understandings...


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This is a great indie movie. And if you love food this movie is awesome. Carl leaves his current post at a restaurant because he isn't allowed the creativity he thrives while cooking. A food truck seems like the best option for him to find his creativity. Also, bonding...

Cook Books?

I love reading, and I love cooking so when something comes along and unites the two it's better than chocolate and peanut butter (or fresh homemade ricotta with a peach and mint salsa draped with prosciutto on crostini, just sayin'). These great items are literary feasts!

Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals by Dinah Fried

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

Literary Feasts: Inspired Eating from Classic Fiction by Sean Brand

Anything that moves : renegade chefs, fearless eaters, and the making of a new American food culture

by Dana Goodyear

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If you consider yourself an adventurous diner, or even a “foodie,” I doubt you have tasted escamoles, fried ant larvae. Dana Goodyear examines the new American curiosity of dining on the unknown, the living, and the endangered. In some of our largest cities across American, there is an underground movement...

Five-star Restaurant meals at home!

Eleven Madison Park Cookbook

I am a big fan of fine dining. But sometimes you just can't justify the price tag, especially since most of these delicious treats are out of town. Thankfully for those times when you are ready to eat like a star there are plenty of high powered cookbooks to quench your foodie desires.

Eleven Madison Park This is a large format beauty of a book. Sometimes I just like to read this one and fantasize.

Bouchon Bakery This delight from gastronomic powerhouse Thomas Keller is full of the best desserts you have ever dreamt of eating!

Herbivoracious : a flavor revolution with 150 vibrant and original vegetarian recipes

by Michael Natkin

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A blog I follow referenced the Herbivoracious blog, which led me to this new vegetarian cookbook.  I belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), so I get a "share" of random produce each week.  I need new cookbooks to figure out what to do with all of the produce...

Comfort me with apples : more adventures at the table

by Ruth Reichl

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This is a follow up to he first book called Tender at the Bone, Reichl writes beautifully about food and about being human. Her observations are prosey yet powerful, she is identifiable and admirable flawed and motivated. Also she has eaten with some of the best and most famous cooks...

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