Friday, June 19, 2009

Reading List

Yesterday was library day. Three books I requested had come in: The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, and On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee.

I'm starting with Steingarten's book, which is nearly 20 years old, but still entertaining. This morning I was reading the chapter about bottled water and thought to myself, "He must have been writing this days before the bottled water craze began in the U.S."

I've been following a new food blog as well, that of Francisco Migoya, The Quenelle. Like most of the food blogs I watch, it's more about the drooling over Migoya's photos than the text for me. I believe the blog was set up to help promote a new book, so many of the photos were professionally shot. Migoya is a notable pastry chef, and a baking and pastry instructor at CIA.

2 comments:

Leigh said...

Here's a blog to watch:
http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2009/06/making-america-safe-for-eaters-first.html

Also, have you ever read that Jane Goodall book about food? It's on sale for like $6 at B&N. Just curious if it was worth it.

Jill Duffy said...

I have not read the Jane Goodall book. If you read it, let me know how it is.

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