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

July 23, 2009

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