Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Food Books Recommended by Library Staff

In creating a small Go Big Read exhibit on the first floor of Memorial Library, librarians brainstormed a list of food-related titles (literary and non-fiction). Not all the books were included in the exhibit, but we thought some of you might enjoy the list (in no particular order, compiled by Jill Rosenshield, Special Collections):

Diane Ackerman. A natural history of the senses

Susan Albers. Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating & Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food

Calixthe Beyala. Comment cuisiner son mari à l'africaine. [on Cameroon cuisine]

Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin. Physiologie du Goût. Available also in English with several English titles. 2 people suggested this title

Isak Dinesen. Babette’s feast.

Laura Esquivel. Como agua para chocolate = Like Water for Chocolate

M.F.K. Fisher. A Cordiall Water. [not in Memorial Library] There are titles by this author, including some on food, in Memorial Library.

Joel Fuhrman. Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss.

Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat, Pray, Love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia.

Ernest Hemingway. Moveable Feast

Kenneth F. Kiple. A movable feast : ten millennia of food globalization.

John McPhee. Giving Good Weight

Nancy Pearl. “Food for Thought” section of Book lust : Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason. Memorial Reference Collection

Petits propos culinaires. No. 1-28; 1979-1988.

Petits propos culinaires. English. Selections. Wilder shores of gastronomy :twenty years of the best food writing from the journal Petits propos culinaires

Nina Planck. Real Food.

Ruth Reichl. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table.

Gertrude Stein. Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Rex Stout. Too many cooks.

Calvin Trillin. Tummy Trilogy.

Monique Truong. Book of salt.

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Anonymous Will C Jensen said...

An excellent selection of books; from one who loves food but worries about the weight that comes with it. I question the coexistence of “quick weight loss” and “sustainability” but am interested in seeing the point of view.

November 30, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

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