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Subject: What is your favorite book about food
Date Posted: 11/4/2008 12:41 PM ET
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I love foodie memoirs.  The last one I read was Heat by Bill Buford and I loved it.  I will get to Tuscany some day soon.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 1:08 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Beer in America: The Early Years by Gregg Smith, but I don't think that's quite what you had in mind, LOL.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 1:21 PM ET
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No but I love it and I love beer.   Did you know that Guinness Stout has only 126 calories per bottle?  vs carona light that has 109?  I think the extra calories are worth it for the flavor.  Hooray.

Subject: Mitford Kitchen Reader
Date Posted: 11/5/2008 5:41 PM ET
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I am a huge fan of the Mitford series.  The MItford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader is fantastic.  Great recipes and lots of stuff from the novels.

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 9:57 AM ET
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Seductions of Rice

Flatbreads and Flavors

both by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid


Date Posted: 11/9/2008 4:17 PM ET
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THere is another thread here, at the top of the second page, called "Foodie books,"; check that. There are lots of suggestions there..

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Date Posted: 11/30/2008 5:38 PM ET
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Anything by Mark Kurlansky - I've read Cod and Salt. Am looking forward to reading Oysters some day.


The Colorful Plate - www.colorfulplate.com

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 1:21 AM ET
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Anything by Julia Child.  While her cooking style is different from mine, she's always been my inspiration.

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 9:37 PM ET
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Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking, and What Einstein told his Cook, by I-can't-remember-who-right-now-and-don't-feel-like-looking-it-up. 

Science and food is an awesome combination.