Foodie Reads Challenge

A couple of years ago I jumped into a reading challenge hosted by Heather at Based On A True Story. I had so much fun, I've been signing on every year. If you're local to me (Monterey Peninsula, California), be sure to check out the newly-opened The Friends of the Marina Library bookstore.

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 below. You'll see my 2016 and 2017 links at this tab. I hope you'll be inspired to join the fun.

2018
Click on the title to go to my blogpost about the book.

January 2018
Here's what everyone else read in January 2018: here.
 Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
What to Drink with What You Eat by Andrew Dornenburg  and Karen Page
Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup by Katie Webster

February 2018
Here's what everyone else read in February 2018: here.
The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie
The Last Van Gogh by Alyson Richman
A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja and Alex Overhiser

March 2018
Here's what everyone else read in March 2018: here.
Chasing Cézanne: A Novel by Peter Mayle
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Heritage by Sean Brock
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Cooking for Picasso: A Novel by Camille Aubray

April 2018
Here's what everyone else read in April 2018: here.

May 2018
Here's what everyone else read in May 2018: here.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Lost Family by Jenna Blum

June 2018
Here's what everyone else read in June 2018: here.
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum

July 2018
Here's what everyone else read in July 2018: here.
The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That
by Richard Betts
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
The Simply Vegetarian Cookbook: Fuss-Free Recipes Everyone Will Love by Susan Pridmore

August 2018
Here's what everyone else read in August 2018: here.

September 2018
Here's what everyone else read in September 2018: here.

October 2018
Here's what everyone else read in October 2018: here.

November 2018
Here's what everyone else read in November 2018: here.

December 2018
Here's what everyone else read in December 2018: here.

1 comment:

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

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