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There is nothing better than reading about delicious savory  meals, except perhaps eating theme. But in liu of a four course gormet experience, please enjoy these tasty, food-themed books.


Roland Mesnier, Christian Malard
Call Number: B Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Jenni Ferrari-Adler
Call Number: 641.561 Alo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Tamar Adler
Call Number: 641.5 Adl
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
Call Number: 641 Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Gabrielle Hamilton
Description: Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty fierce, hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Here she tells of the unconventional journey taken through the many kitchens of her life on her way to where she is now.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Alice Waters
Call Number: ordered 062917
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Eddie Huang
Description: "Fresh Off the Boat was Huang's story of growing up in his wild family as a first-generation Chinese-American in the comically hostile world of suburban America; a rejection of the typical narrative of assimilation, it was a rallying cry for cultural integrity. But as he entered adulthood (of sorts) he began to wonder just how authentic his Chinese identity really was, a dilemma that grew more acute as he contemplated proposing marriage to his all-American (well, all-Italian-American) girlfriend. So he enlisted his brothers Emery and Evan and returned to the land his ancestors had abandoned. His immediate goal was to sample the best food in China, from four-star restaurants in Shanghai to sidewalk vendors in Chengdu, and open his own stand to see if his food stood up to Chinese tastes--but his deeper goal was to reconnect with his homeland, repair his frayed family relationships, decide whether to marry to his American girlfriend, and figure out just where to find meaning in his life. Parallelling Eddie's journey to China, this starts off as a book about food, but widens into a powerful story about love and family and what really make us who we are"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Hua
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Elizabeth Helman-Minchilli
Description: Elizabeth Minchilli has been eating her way through Rome since she was 12 years old. Eating Rome, based on her blog Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome, is her homage to the city that feeds her, literally and figuratively. Her story is a personal, quirky and deliciously entertaining look at some of the city's monuments to food culture. Join her as she takes you on a stroll through her favorite open air markets; stop by the best gelato shops; order plates full of carbonara and finish the day with a brilliant red Negroni. Coffee, pizza, artichokes and grappa are starting points for mouth-watering stories about this ancient city.
Call Number: 641.5945 Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Mark Kurlansky
Description: In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together, tear them apart, or make them become vegan: food. Through muffins or hot dogs, an indigenous Alaskan fish soup, a bean curd Thanksgiving turkey or potentially toxic crème brulee, a rotating cast of characters learns how to honor the past, how to realize you're not in love with someone any more, and how to forgive. These women and men meet and eat and love, leave and drink and in the end, come together in Seattle as they are as inextricably linked with each other as they are with the food they eat and the wine they drink.
Call Number: FIC Kur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Jim Gaffigan
Description: Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Now he will give fans what they really crave--hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question "which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?"--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 817 Gaf
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Charles (Experimental psychologist) Spence, Heston Blumenthal
Description: The pleasures of food lie mostly in the mind, not in the mouth. Get that straight and you can start to understand what really makes food enjoyable, stimulating, and, most important, memorable. Spence reveals the importance of all the “off the plate” elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the color of the plate, the background music, and much more. Whether we're dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience.--From statement at AMAZON.
Call Number: 641.013 Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Amy Thielen
Description: "A beautifully written memoir that follows one woman from her childhood in a dysfunctional Midwestern family to becoming a chef in New York City and finally her triumphant return home to reclaim and redeem Midwestern cooking. Amy Thielen, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table, traces her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under some of New York City's finest chefs--including David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten--and thenback home again. A love of food and an overwhelming desire to get the hell out of small-town America drive Thielen to New York to seek out its intense culinary world, which she embraces enthusiastically, while her boyfriend finds success in its fickle art world. After years of living in the city, with frequent trips back home in the summertime, the couple eventually chooses life deep in the woods in a cabin Thielen's husband built by hand. There Aaron can practice his craft while Amy takes the skills shelearned cooking professionally and turns them to undoing years of processed foods to uncover true Midwestern cooking, which begins simply with humble workhorse ingredients such as potatoes and onions. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh look into New York's fine dining scene while also acknowledging a universal nostalgia for home--and a yearning to remake that home so it's even better than you remember."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson
Description: In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Pierre Athens, the greatest food critic in the world, is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Arthens has been lording it over the worldÂ’s most esteemed chefs for years, passing judgment on their creations, deciding their fates with a stroke of his pen, destroying and building reputations on a whim. But now, during these his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things. He is desperately searching for that singular flavor, that sublime something once sampled, never forgotten, the Flavor par excellence. Indeed, this flamboyant and self-absorbed man desires only one thing before he dies: one last taste.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Nora Ephron
Description: It's the story of Rachel (cookbook writer) Samstat and Mark (syndicated columnist) Feldman, whose happy marriage - well, Rachel always assumed it was happy - is breaking up. (It's breaking up in New York, its breaking up in Washington, and of course, it's breaking up on the Eastern Shuttle.)
Call Number: FIC Eph
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Laurie Colwin
Call Number: 641.5 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme, Kimberly Farr
Call Number: B Chi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher
Call Number: 641.013 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Dan Jurafsky
Call Number: 641.3 Jur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Jeffrey Steingarten
Call Number: 641.013 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Description: The story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers. Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the now imortal Tilo - in a gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman - travels through time to Oakland, California, where she opens a shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers.
Call Number: FIC Div
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Aimee Bender, Inc OverDrive
Description: On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother--her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother--tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden--her mother's life outside the home, her father's detachment, her brother's clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
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All The Presidents' Pastries : Twenty-five Years In The White House : A Memoir
Roland Mesnier, Christian Malard
B Mes
Give A Girl A Knife : A Memoir
Amy Thielen
B Thi
Alone In The Kitchen With An Eggplant : Confessions Of Cooking For One And Dining Alone
Jenni Ferrari-Adler
641.561 Alo
Gourmet Rhapsody
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson
FIC Bar
An Everlasting Meal : Cooking With Economy And Grace
Tamar Adler
641.5 Adl
Heartburn
Nora Ephron
FIC Eph
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year Of Food Life [Audiobook]
Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
641 Kin
Heat : An Amateur's Adventures As Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, And Apprentice To A Dante-quoting Butcher In Tuscany
Bill Buford
641.5945 Buf
Blood, Bones, And Butter [Electronic Resource]
Gabrielle Hamilton
Home Cooking
Laurie Colwin
641.5 Col
Coming To My Senses : The Making Of A Counterculture Cook
Alice Waters
ordered 062917
My Life In France [Audiobook]
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme, Kimberly Farr
B Chi
Cork Dork : A Wine-fueled Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, And Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me To Live For Taste
Bianca Bosker
641.22 Bos
The Gastronomical Me
M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher
641.013 Fis
Double Cup Love : On The Trail Of Family, Food, And Broken Hearts In China
Eddie Huang
B Hua
The Language Of Food : A Linguist Reads The Menu
Dan Jurafsky
641.3 Jur
Eating Rome : Living The Good Life In The Eternal City
Elizabeth Helman-Minchilli
641.5945 Hel
The Man Who Ate Everything : And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, And Pleasurable Pursuits
Jeffrey Steingarten
641.013 Ste
Edible Stories : A Novel In Sixteen Parts
Mark Kurlansky
FIC Kur
The Mistress Of Spices
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FIC Div
Food : A Love Story
Jim Gaffigan
817 Gaf
The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake [Electronic Resource]
Aimee Bender, Inc OverDrive
Gastrophysics : The New Science Of Eating
Charles (Experimental psychologist) Spence, Heston Blumenthal
641.013 Spe