Philly Inquirer’s “Foodie Beach Reads”

Happy to report The Lost Recipe For Happiness made the list.   

Beach reads for foodies;
A menu of summer treats to sate your literary hunger,
Dianna Marder writes:

“The perfect foodie beach bag contains prime kitchen lit: books on food history, essays on sustainability, food-centric fiction (call it foodtion), and sentimental food memoirs, or foodoirs.
Foodoirs are celebrity confessionals or tell-alls. In more sentimental varieties of the foodoir, the author embarks on an emotional journey, returning to his or her ancestor’s roots (and perhaps, by extension, root vegetables). Many have recipes, too.

Foodtion, on the other hand, might include mysteries, but romance novels are more numerous. [emphasis mine] …

I can vouch for the fact that such fairy tales can come true: In the fall of 2007, I rented a house in Umbria with some foodie friends. We had a series of cooking lessons. My friend, Dana, fell in love with the instructor, a former Sardinian sheepherder – and she’s still in Umbria with him. Really.   READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AND ENJOY THE WHOLE LIST

2 thoughts on “Philly Inquirer’s “Foodie Beach Reads”

  1. Kristen

    The Lost Recipe is a grand book and so many of the recipes you placed within those pages had my mouth watering and my tummy growling. The best part, after the wonderful writing and story, is getting to try those recipes and remember the story.

  2. Congratulations! And thanks for the link to the whole list, I’ve added a few to my wishlist 🙂

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