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Subject: Favorites in Food Literature
Date Posted: 6/30/2007 11:53 AM ET
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 Who are your favorite food writers? Public radio had a feature this week talking about the explosion of popularity for this genre.

Not cookbooks, not recipe collections, but food literature, or chef /criticmemoirs, such as MFK Fisher and Ruth Reichl.

Mine include Jeffrey Steingarten "I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing," Alan Richmond  "Fork It Over,", and the guy who wote a series of four books,  "The Heart/Soul/Making Of A Chef"

Date Posted: 7/3/2007 1:08 PM ET
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I really enjoyed Ruth Reichl "Tender at the Bones". It is a very enjoyable book and i am looking forward to reading her latest.

Date Posted: 7/3/2007 9:17 PM ET
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I second Ruth Reichl. I also really enjoyed Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" (for a more testosteronized take on it all!).

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 4:13 PM ET
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Just read "Comfort me with Apples". What an interesting book. I  loved it !!!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 9:47 PM ET
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Just read "Cooking With Memories" by Lora Brody.  I was just going to skim it and ended up reading every workdand loving it.  It you grew up in the 50's and 60's, you'll be able to relate to her memories and enjoy the recipes that go with them.