Food books that can change your life

10 food books
Adam Roberts over at The Amateur Gourmet has compiled a list of The Ten Food Books That Changed My Life. And we must say that almost all of the books struck a chord with us. There are some wonderful writers - both old and new - represented here. Among them are Calvin Trillin, M.F.K. Fisher, Michael Pollan, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Amanda Hesser.

Our own list would substitute some others such as Elizabeth David and Laurie Colwin, but, of course, this is all personal, based on everyone's own background and experiences. Still, it's great fun reading others' lists. Feel free to share yours; if nothing else, this will give everyone some great ideas for summer reading.

And please remember, if you are looking for some summer reading list inspiration, that our library collection allows you to browse through books, magazines, and blogs in any number of ways - by types, courses, occasions, ethnicity, countries, just to name a few. In short, there's a cornucopia of ideas here.

1 Comment

  • veronicafrance  on  5/24/2012 at 8:48 AM

    Interesting to see two cultures divided by cookbooks. I'm British, and I haven't read a single one of those books, other than the MFK Fisher. It's almost unthinkable that a keen British cook making a list like that wouldn't include Elizabeth David, yet she seems almost unknown in the US, eclipsed by Julia Child. Likewise Jane Grigson. I would like to add Mireille Johnston, who is not as well known as she deserves to be. She completely demystified classic French cooking for me; I was never scared of inviting French friends to dinner with her by my side :)

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