Search - List of Books by John Thorne

John Thorne is a culinary writer born in Quincy, Massachusetts who has written a number of best-selling books on gastronomy. A graduate of Amherst College, he began to teach himself to cook frugally while living briefly in New York City's Lower East Side where he sought to become a writer of some sort as a very young man during the 1960s.

By the early 1970s, he was a teacher for several years at a progressive New England boarding school called Stockbridge School, which somewhat later became defunct in 1976. Following this period, Thorne lived in Boston for a number of years, where he self-published a number of culinary pamphlets reviewed at the time by the New York Times, and which subsequently, in 1983, grew into his ongoing newsletter, "Simple Cooking."

In the middle 1980s Thorne moved to coastal Maine to devote himself exclusively to food writing, and where he became associated with Matt Lewis, who later shared a byline for a number of his books and his newsletter. During the 1990s, the couple moved to Northampton, MA, where they remained as of 2010.

Thorne's newsletter has consisted of essays on food preparation and appreciation blended with snatches of autobiography. It also has often included commentary from fictional characters from the fantasy "No Name Diner," apparently located in Portland, Maine, as well as frequent cookbook reviews, and much more rarely, opposing essays by various pseudonymous authors, who are apparently Thorne.

Based upon the newsletter's success, Thorne authored at least six books issued by major publishers as of 2009. The content of much of these works had previously appeared in the self-published newsletters. Thorne has been named the best American food writer by both Gourmet and Connoisseur magazines and his work was for many years frequently quoted in various national newspapers and other publications.[1]

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Total Books: 27
The Essential Wrapped In Plastic Pathways to Twin Peaks
Mouth Wide Open A Cook and His Appetite
2008 - Mouth Wide Open a Cook and His Appetite (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374531430
ISBN-10: 0374531439
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Pot on the Fire Further Confessions of a Renegade Cook
2001 - Pot on the Fire Further Confessions of a Renegade Cook (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780865476202
ISBN-10: 0865476209
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Serious Pig  An American Cook in Search of His Roots
2000 - Serious Pig an American Cook in Search of His Roots (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780865475977
ISBN-10: 0865475970
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Pot on the Fire Further Exploits of a Renegade Cook
2000 - Pot on the Fire Further Exploits of a Renegade Cook (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780865475649
ISBN-10: 0865475644
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Outlaw Cook
1999 - Outlaw Cook (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780907325864
ISBN-10: 0907325866
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Home Body
1997 - Home Body (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780880015141
ISBN-10: 0880015144
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment
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Serious Pig An American Cook in Search of His Roots
1996 - Serious Pig an American Cook in Search of His Roots (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780865475021
ISBN-10: 0865475024
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Simple Cooking
1989 - Simple Cooking (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140117370
ISBN-10: 0140117377
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Europe Economic Life
Europe Economic Life [Nelson Harrap's European studies course] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780174450481
ISBN-10: 0174450486
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Federal Broadband Law
Federal Broadband Law (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316841320
ISBN-10: 0316841323
Genre: Law
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Federal Telecommunications Law/with 2004 Cumulative Supplement
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 Special Report
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 Special Report (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780735514232
ISBN-10: 0735514232
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Federal Telecommunications Law 2003 Cumulative Supplement
Federal Telecommunications Law 2003 Cumulative Supplement (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780735529571
ISBN-10: 0735529574
Genre: Law
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Federal Telecommunications Law Cumulative Supplement
Winning With Hunter Ponies
Winning with Hunter Ponies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780851314730
ISBN-10: 0851314732
Genre: Science & Math
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