Looking for Book Suggestions

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by fewls, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. fewls

    fewls

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    I was recently given several books about food and enjoyed them immensley. They were quite a change from mysteries and WEB Griffen. I really enjoyed Heat and The United States of Arugula. Can anyone suggest other books along this style about food, Chef's, places, etc? I have cookbooks aplenty but would enjoy any suggestions.
     
  2. kyheirloomer

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    Wow, another WEB Griffin fan. Thought I was the only one.

    If you go here: Cookbook Reviews - ChefTalk.com it takes you to the Cheftalk book review archives. Scroll down to the very bottom and there's a list of topics. Just click on the ones that interest you---initially I'd say Chef Authored and Food History, but don't limit yourself---and you'll find enough to keep you busy for two days longer than forever.

    Let me remind you, too, that if you decide to buy any books that you use our direct link to Amazon.com, so that Cheftalk gets credit for the sale.
     
  3. muskyhopeful

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    Mark Kurlansky has written some interesting books: Cod, Salt, and The Bog Oyster.

    Another is Caviar: The Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World's Most Coveted Delicacy by Inga Saffron.

    This is really more science writing, but I liked it a lot. The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean by Trevor Corson. He also has a sushi book I've not seen.

    Michael Ruhlman and Anthony Bourdain are also fun to read.

    As KYHeirloomer mentioned, use the Cheftalk link to Amazon if you're buying. Supporting a small local bookstore is a good second choice.

    Kevin
     
  4. fewls

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    Did both Salt and Cod and found them fascinating which is what started me on this path. I will definately go thru here to Amazon since I buy lots of things thru them. and there are no real small bookstores within fifty miles of where I now live. But I will look at The Bog Oyster and Caviar (since it is one of my favorite things to eat). I had it for the 1st time in Moscow in '72 and have been hooked for life. :) Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  5. fewls

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    Griffin is great...I have read all of his series at least twice and can't seem to get enough. Standard Christmas and birthday presents from family are always the latest books in hardcover since I re-read them over and over.

    I will definately look at the book reviews for suggestions and since I use Amazon a lot, it will not be a problem to go thru ChefTalk. Does buying something that is not food related counttowards your discount?

    Thanks so much! What a golden find ChefTalk is!
     
  6. kyheirloomer

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    Does buying something that is not food related counttowards your discount?

    Absolutely! If you use our link to Amazon, anything you buy gets credited to Cheftalk.