Nonfiction Read-alikes food, cooking, memoir

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Nonfiction Read-alikes food, cooking, memoir Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard Documents how the author fell in love and discovered the excellence of French cuisine during a life-changing lunch in Paris, recounting her decision to leave her fast-paced New York life to build a life abroad. My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme The captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment she arrived, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Filled with her husband Paul's beautiful black-and-white photographs as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly.. The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones A cookbook editor and culinary authority discusses her lifelong love affair with food, her publication of Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," and the influence of James Beard, Madhur Jaffrey, and other great cooks on American cuisine. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver Follows the author's family's efforts to live on locally- and home-grown foods, an endeavor through which they learned lighthearted truths about food production and the connection between health and diet. Alice Waters and Chez Panisse : the romantic, impractical, often eccentric, ultimately brilliant making of a food revolution by Thomas McNamee Alice Waters and the 1970s counterculture food revolution. Not so long ago most people had no idea what "organic" food was, and even fewer thought about "sustainable farming." But in 1971, a young Francophile opened a small restaurant for her friends and launched an entirely new way of thinking about and food in America. Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell The author recounts how she escaped the doldrums of an unpromising career by mastering every recipe in Julia Child's 1961 classic, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," a year-long endeavor that transformed her life. Wrestling with Gravy: A Life with Food by Jonathan Reynolds Accompanied by a series of delectable recipes, a culinary memoir by the New York Times Magazine food columnist examines the role of food in his life, family, friendships, and romance, offering a series of droll, sometimes poignant anecdotes about baseball, deepfried Thanksgiving turkeys, dating, and the final illness of his cousin, Lee Remick. Stolen Figs: and Other Adventures in Calabria by Mark Rotella The author pays tribute to Calabrians and their way of life, and describes his tour beside a postcard photographer who identified for him the area's most noteworthy sites and revealed local cooking secrets and cultural traditions. Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me and Long Ago in France by M.F.K. Fisher Biographical works of American food writer M.F.K. Fisher N:/Reference/ Readers Advisory/Monthly Read Alikes/ NF food cooking memoir.doc

July 2010