Yes, we're deep into our Book Club pick, Julia Child's memoirs, but being book-lovers we all have lots more on our bedside tables. Here are a few of the food-related books that we're currently reading.
• The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Home - We're just starting Steven Gdula's examination of the kitchen's role in 20th America, but already it's very interesting. We'll have a review soon...
• Sacred Food: Cooking for Spiritual Nourishment - This is a big, lavishly illustrated book with photographs and stories from all over the world. Elizabeth Luard is a beautiful writer - her stories of how food and faith intersect in traditions all over the world are interesting. The photos are gorgeous.
• The Art of Eating - M.F.K. Fisher's classic collected essays - we are relative newcomers to Fisher and are nearly addicted to her essays currently. She was not just a great food writer; she was one of the great writers of the 20th century.
• Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life - Novelist Barbara Kingsolver lives off the land in Virginia with her family for a year. This book deserves all the praise and attention it's received - we're enjoying it immensely.
• A History of the World in 6 Glasses - Tom Standage tells (very quickly!) the story of the world through beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola. This is a brisk read and we're learning a lot.
What food books are on your reading list?
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