Saturday, December 10, 2011
2011 Challenge Fail: Foodie's Reading Challenge (and Sign Up Post for 2012!)
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Fortunately, Margot of Joyfully Retired (who hosts this challenge on its very own blog, Foodies Read 2) is hosting this one again for 2012 ... and even though I didn't clean my plate this year, I'm still heading back to the buffet table for more.
But first, a bit of clean up from 2011. As mentioned, I signed up to read 12 "food books" - and Margot made it pretty easy for us. "A food book is a book which is centered around food and/or drinks. That could be a cookbook, a food biography or memoir, a nonfiction book focused around a specific food, wine, chef, or restaurant. Also allowed is a fictional story in which food plays a major role."
The first book I read was American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Half Its Food (and what we can do about it), by Jonathan Bloom. (Links take you to my review.) This is probably going to be tied for my favorite nonfiction book of the year.
There were also 3 cookbooks in the mix.
Recipes from the Root Cellar: 270 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Winter Vegetables, by Andrea Chesman
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, by Robin Robertson (in addition to my thoughts on the book, the link also takes you to a recipe for Slow Cooked Spanish Beans and Rice which I make all the time).
Super Suppers Cookbook: More Than 180 Easy Family Recipes to Enjoy Tonight or Freeze for Later, by Judie Byrd, founder of Super Suppers. I never got around to reviewing this one, but I did copy a lot of recipes that I'm hoping to try.
Foodies Read 2 blog. I'm going for the Pastry Chef level, in which I will strive to read 4-8 food books. With any luck, I'll make it to the Sous-Chef level (9-13 food books).
As is usually the case when food is involved, the more the merrier! Will you be among the Foodies joining us?
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