Thursday, December 3, 2015

Foodie Reads 2016: Challenge Accepted

Food. Books. What's not to love?

With the end of 2015 looming, I've decided that I need a new reading challenge for 2016. While I review cookbooks for different publishers, take part in the bi-monthly challenge Cook the Books, and am at the helm of a year long Book Club Cookbook Cooking Project, I recently came across the Foodies Read Challenge 2016 hosted by Heather at Based On A True Story. I have just boxed up shelf-loads of books as we prepare for a major house remodel. But I have left enough out to attempt this challenge.

I hope you'll enjoy following along. I will post the titles I've read, beginning in January, 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. Yep, I think I can make my way through 20 books next year.

I think I can. I think I can. Who's with me?
Sign your challenge pledge here.


  1. Thanks for joining and publicizing this. I know there have been a few people who mentioned that they signed up after reading your post. I can't wait to hear about what you read.

  2. This is going to be another fun group I think.

  3. Super jazzed to learn about and join in the awesomeness!