Foodie Reads Challenge

Last year I jumped into a reading challenge hosted by Heather at Based On A True Story. I had so much fun, I signed on for another year. Her December 2016 post with an invitation to join this year: here.

Food. Books. What's not to love?

I hope you'll enjoy following along. I will post the titles I've read, on this page, as well as linking to the monthly lists at Based On A True Story. You should gain some great titles to add to your own shelf - or use as gifts for your favorite foodie bookworm. Heather has five Foodie Read Challenge Levels...
  • Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
  • Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
  • Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
  • Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
  • Cordon Bleu Chef: More than 19
She also says that you can opt for an a la carte option and just read a book about food anytime you can fit it in. But I like the accountability and a year-long goal. Any genre of book qualifies for the challenge if food is a major part of the plot; it can even be a cookbook! This makes it easy for me to embrace the challenge level of Cordon Bleu Chef. In 2016 I logged over 30 books; I am going to try to do that again! 

This year's links are up top. Last year's links are down below.

2017
Click on the title to go to my blogpost about the book.

January 2017
Here's what everyone else read in January 2017: here.
Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World by Julia Rothman
Dalí : Les Dîners de Gala by Salvador Dalí
The Mad Crush: A Memoir of Mythic Vines and Improbable Winemaking by Sean Christopher Weir (2nd Post)
Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor
How Carrots Won the Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Vegetarian by Han Kang

February 2017
Here's what everyone else read in February 2017: here.

March 2017
Here's what everyone else read in March 2017: here.
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World by Dan Koeppel
Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece ofBeef  by Mark Schatzker

April 2017
Here's what everyone else read in April 2017: here.
Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family and Forgiveness by Sasha Martin
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

May 2017
Here's what everyone else read in May 2017: here.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Jasmine and Fire: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut by Salma Abdelnour

June 2017
Here's what everyone else read in June 2017: here.
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017

2016
Click on the title to go to my blogpost about the book.

January 2016
Here's what everyone else read in January 2016: here.
Making Artisan Pasta by Aliza Green
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Heat by Bill Buford

February 2016
Here's what everyone else read in February 2016: here.
Smoke And Pickles by Edward Lee
Dining at the Ravens by Jeff and Joan Stanford
Culinary Tea by Cynthia Gold and Lese Stern
Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

March 2016
Here's what everyone else read in March 2016: here.
First Bite by Bee Wilson
Foraged Flavor by Tama Matsuoka Wong and Eddy Leroux

April 2016
Here's what everyone else read in April 2016: here.

May 2016
Here's what everyone else read in May 2016: here.
The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Magnini

June 2016
Here's what everyone else read in June 2016: here.
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck
Chocolat by Joanne Harris

July 2016
Here's what everyone else read in July 2016: here.
Unearthed by Alexandra Risen
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

August 2016
Here's what everyone else read in August 2016: here.
Tomorrow There Will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer
Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life by Julia Rothman
Monterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck (2nd post)

September 2016
Here's what everyone else read in September 2016: here.
Buck, Buck, Moose by Hank Shaw
Soup Swap Party by Kathy Gunst
The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber

October 2016
Here's what everyone else read in October 2016: here.
Tomorrow There Will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer (2nd post)

November 2016
Here's what everyone else read in November 2016: here.
The Mad Crush: A Memoir of Mythic Vines and Improbable Winemaking by Sean Christopher Weir
Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Iron Chef Masahuru Morimoto

December 2016
Here's what everyone else read in December 2016: here.
Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken by Monica Bhide
MASHED: Beyond the Potato by Holly Herrick

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining. I'm looking forward to hearing about what you read!

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