Monday, October 17, 2005

Cookery books I love

As a librarian and an avid foodie, I have (of course) lots of cookery books and books about food that I love, and am always eager to share.

  • Anything by M.F.K. Fisher. Fisher's style is spare and beautiful, and she makes even the most mundane meals seem extra special. A good place to start is The Art of Eating, which includes several of her books in one volume.
  • Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain is raunchy and raw, but also an incredibly articulate person who knows his stuff, and isn't afraid to say so.
  • Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me With Apples, and Garlic and Sapphires: the secret life of a critic in disguise by Ruth Reichl. through stories of the foods she's eaten, Reichl, now the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, unfolds her life history.
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking (vols 1&2) by Julia Child. This is where it all begins!

There are many, many more and I could list them for days. This little sample represents all of the reasons why the culinary arts are so important to me.


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