Foodie Reads Challenge

Last year I jumped into a reading challenge hosted by Heather at Based On A True Story. I had so much fun, I signed on for another year. Her December 2016 post with an invitation to join this year: here.

Food. Books. What's not to love?

I hope you'll enjoy following along. I will post the titles I've read, on this page, as well as linking to the monthly lists at Based On A True Story. You should gain some great titles to add to your own shelf - or use as gifts for your favorite foodie bookworm. Heather has five Foodie Read Challenge Levels...
  • Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
  • Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
  • Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
  • Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
  • Cordon Bleu Chef: More than 19
She also says that you can opt for an a la carte option and just read a book about food anytime you can fit it in. But I like the accountability and a year-long goal. Any genre of book qualifies for the challenge if food is a major part of the plot; it can even be a cookbook! This makes it easy for me to embrace the challenge level of Cordon Bleu Chef. In 2016 I logged over 30 books; I am going to try to do that again! 

This year's links are up top. Last year's links are down below.

Click on the title to go to my blogpost about the book.

January 2017
Here's what everyone else read in January 2017: here.
Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World by Julia Rothman
Dalí : Les Dîners de Gala by Salvador Dalí
The Mad Crush: A Memoir of Mythic Vines and Improbable Winemaking by Sean Christopher Weir (2nd Post)
Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor
How Carrots Won the Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Vegetarian by Han Kang

February 2017
Here's what everyone else read in February 2017: here.

March 2017
Here's what everyone else read in March 2017: here.
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World by Dan Koeppel
Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece ofBeef  by Mark Schatzker

April 2017
Here's what everyone else read in April 2017: here.
Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family and Forgiveness by Sasha Martin
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

May 2017
Here's what everyone else read in May 2017: here.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Jasmine and Fire: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut by Salma Abdelnour

June 2017
Here's what everyone else read in June 2017: here.
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman

July 2017
Here's what everyone else read in July 2017: here.
Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

August 2017
Here's what everyone else read in August 2017: here.

September 2017
Here's what everyone else read in September 2017: here.
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

October 2017
Here's what everyone else read in October 2017: here.
The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan
Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup by Katie Webster
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks {Guest Post at Tripping Over Books for #FortnightofFright}

November 2017
Here's what everyone else read in November 2017: here.

December 2017
Here's what everyone else read in December 2017: here.
Coffee Gives Me Superpowers by Ryoko Iwata
Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating by Charles Spence
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining. I'm looking forward to hearing about what you read!


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