Food Glorious Food on The Point with Mindy Todd

This morning on The Point our book topic was food. Here are our picks.

 

Kellie’s Picks

Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher
Jill’s Picks
The Popcorn Astronauts and Other Biteable Rhymes by Deborah Ruddell, illustrated by Joan Rankin

Scrambled Eggs Super! by Dr. Seuss

Adventures in Slow Cooking by Sarah DiGregorio

Homer Price by Robert McCloskey “The Doughnuts” chapter

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book with a foreword by M. F. K. Fisher

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder & Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, which includes the character Thurston, the cook

Stories From the Kitchen edited by Diana Secker Tesdell

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: a novel of pastry, guilt, and music by Mark Kurlansky

Voracious: a hungry reader cooks her way through great books by Cara Nicoletti

The Food Activist Handbook by Ali Berlow

Not Enough Time For

Much Depends on Dinner by Margaret Visser

The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten

Cake by Maira Kalman with recipes by Barbara Scott-Goodman

The Kitchen Book/The Cook Book by Nicolas Freeling

Blood, Bones & Butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

 

Listener Picks

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

On Rue Tatin: living and cooking in a French town by SusanHerrmann

La Cucina: a novel of rapture by Lily Prior

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Guns, Germs and Steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond

Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman

Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

Babette’s Feast, which is both a film and a short story by Isak Dinesen

4 comments on “Food Glorious Food on The Point with Mindy Todd


  1. Genevieve Kazdin says:

    One rarely heard of is ‘DaVinci’s Kitchen’, by Dave DeWitt. Published in 2006 by BenBella books, the sub-title is ‘A Secret History of Italian Cooking’. This is an interesting read but for recipes you are better off with Craig Claiborne.

    1. Jill Erickson says:

      Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Bruce says:

    Domesticity, a Gastronomic Interpretation of Love by Bob Shacochis is a wonderful paean to relationships and food, particularly that of the coastal south. Never Nosh a Matzoh Ball and others in that series by Sharon Kahn are excellent examples of food related comic romantic mystery novels.

    1. Jill Erickson says:

      Thanks for your suggestions!

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