I have been in a food coma for some time—the food book kind of coma. I obsessively check the latest arrivals at the local used book stores (Daedalus and Read it Again Sam) for a possible addition to my wordy arsenal. I’ve got eight books waiting for me and one that I am currently thoroughly enjoying: Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia, My Year of Cooking Dangerously: An honest and raunchy account of life between Julia Child-derived meals. Right up my alley. Love it.
So, I’ve got some reading to do and in no particular order:
-Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food
–Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life by New York Times food writer Kim Severson
–Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (who, by the way, will be in Charlottesville in October with none other than Eric Ripert)
–Ruth Reichl‘s Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me With Apples
–The Billionaire’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
–Best Food Writing 2009
–A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipe from Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg (of Orangette, one of the best blogs around!)
Phew! That is is for now.Or maybe not. Any books I should add to this list?