Sunday, January 1, 2017

Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World for Foodie Reads 2017


As I forge ahead with the Foodie Reads Challenge, in the new year, I sneaked into D's room to grab the sequel to Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life by Julia Rothman. It's his book as he asked to pre-order it after we read the Farm Anatomy. I finally had a chance to read it.


Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World* has no plot, no characters, and no story. It's just a sweet book with charming illustrations. With chapters titled A Grain of Truth, Eat Your Fruits and Veggies, and Street food, it includes everything from how to bake traditional Finnish rye bread to coffee pots from around the world.


It's both informative and inspiring. I finally know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato; I knew they were different, I just wasn't familiar with the details. She includes cutting guides for the different shaped cheeses on a cheese board. And who knew that there were nineteen different kinds of forks?!?



I can't wait to use this book as a reference and try some of the recipes included. I think making tofu might just be on our list of things to do today. If not today, though, very soon. I'll keep you posted.

I will certainly keep an eye out for any more books from this author. We love the two we've read.

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

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