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looking for memoirs about food


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looking for memoirs about food

Dana | Jul 16, 2004 10:32 PM

For a hopefully slothful vacation after a month of hard work, I am looking for suggestions for the kind of book I love to read in such a context: memoirs about food. What I am thinking of is something like the Ruth Reichls, the Bourdain, the recent Mimi Sheraton and Jacques Pepin, the Ruehlman books, and stuff like that. Basically, narrative accounts of encounters (by chefs, by critics, and so on) with food. I've read all the ones mentioned above. I've read the bios of Elizabeth David and Julia Child. I've read MFK Fisher. Any other suggestions? I tend to prefer things from people who lived recently (rather than say classic cooks). I love day-to-day accounts of "life" in restaurants.

I am not looking for cookbooks although the books I want can have recipes sprinkled through them.

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