Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Feasting

For some reason as fall arrives every year, it seems that we are prone to start thinking more about "comfort" foods, the kinds of things that will help us put on that extra weight we used to need to help survive the cold winters. Sure we don't need it any more but our bodies just don't seem to have evolved far enough to figure that out yet.

Maybe that's why I suddenly found myself accepting not one but two new books about food for review. Sensing a theme (I'm quick that way), I realized that I have several other food related books waiting patiently on my shelves. So, while the rest of you are reading the scary books that are more commonly read this time of year, I'll be devoting the next few weeks to books about or featuring food. On the agenda:

Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kat Finn
Four Kitchens by Lauren Shockey
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
My Life In France by Julia Childs
Table of Contents by Judy Gelman & Vicki Levy Krupp
Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

With my other commitments, that should get me through the fall. But if you've got another book I absolutely must read that is food-related, please let me know what it is and why you love it!


  1. These titles all sound very welcome for a food related theme - look forward to your reviews!

  2. I will be reading the Kitchen COunter book soon. I hope it's good since I have been starting to cook again and need tips (well... attempting to cook).

  3. I agree that comfort food is very much a part of this time of year! And those are "fluff" books - you have some great selections in there. Of the ones I've read, I especially loved the Bauermeister!

  4. Oh, what a great idea! I have read a few of these books, and they are wonderful reads that I think you will enjoy. I just bought a foodie book called the Kitchen Daughter that I have been reading a lot of good things about. If you haven't read that one yet, I would perhaps suggest it!

  5. Yummy! I look forward to your reviews!

  6. I really enjoyed The School of Essential Ingredients. There was more to think about than just food -- but there was plenty of that, too.

  7. sounds yummy. Do you know about my new meme: I love France? I encourage you to link any of your posts on French cooking, or French books, etc. Actually, the last link added today is about another French recipe books, and my own post IS a combined recipe from J. Child's book!
    here is the link:
    Emma @ Words And Peace

  8. This is such a great idea for fall! I loved A Homemade Life (I think) and The Sharper the Knife was pretty good.

  9. I am reading The School of Essential Ingredients right now.

    I love food. Especially in the fall. Casseroles and soups are a staple for me during the cool, 70 degree days here in So Cal. LOL. Although we did get snow twice last year!

  10. Mmmmm I love this idea! I've totally been saving scary reads for this time of year. Good job on being more original, lol.

    Can't wait to see your reviews of My Life in France and Julie & Julia!