Fabulous Reads for Foodies
Cookbooks and other foodie favorites.
1 Evertaster
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2 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A N...
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3 Kitchen Confidential: Adven...
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4 Tender at the Bone: Growing...
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5 Comfort Me with Apples: Mor...
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6 In Defense of Food: An Eate...
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6 My Life in France
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8 Garlic and Sapphires: The S...
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9 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...
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10 Jamie at Home: Cook Your Wa...
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11 Licking the Spoon: A Memoir...
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12 Tasting Home: Coming of Age...
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13 Heat: An Amateur's Adventur...
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14 The Art of Eating: 50th Ann...
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15 Plenty
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16 SPOON: Soup, Stew & Chowder...
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16 What Makes Cannabis Recipes...
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18 Cooking for Mr. Right
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19 The Pleasure Is All Mine: S...
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19 Gluten-Free Made Easy As 1,...
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21 The River Cafe Cookbook
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22 The Flavour Thesaurus: Pair...
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23 The River Cafe Cookbook: Bo...
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23 The Botany of Desire: A Pla...
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23 The Kitchen Diaries
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23 The Gastronomical Me
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27 Beard On Bread
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28 How to Be a Domestic Goddes...
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29 Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
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30 Blood, Bones, and Butter: T...
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31 Farm Anatomy: Curious Parts...
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31 Jamie's Kitchen
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33 Rebar Modern Food Cookbook
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33 Alone in the Kitchen with a...
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33 How to Cook Everything Vege...
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33 The Food of Love
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33 Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organ...
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33 Wild Fermentation: The Flav...
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33 The 2012 Book Blogger's Coo...
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33 Making Peace With the Earth...
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33 The River Cottage Bread Han...
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33 The Year Of Eating Dangerou...
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33 Nutrition for Children: Pra...
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33 Darn Good Eats: The Cookboo...
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33 Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas...
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33 30 Ways to Eat a Tomato
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33 The Cassoulet Saved Our Mar...
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33 70 Top Green Smoothie Recip...
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33 The Kitchen Counter Cooking...
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33 Child to Chef - Book 1: A G...
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33 The Healthy and Happy Life ...
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52 125 Best Vegetarian Slow Co...
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52 SPOON: Soup, Stew & Chowder...
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52 The 2011 Book Blogger's Coo...
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52 Ant Egg Soup: The Adventure...
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52 Vegetarian 101: 70 Of The B...
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52 18 Greek recipes - the nutr...
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52 Stranger Here: How Weight-L...
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59 New American Table
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59 Much Depends On Dinner: The...
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59 Beard on Food: The Best Rec...
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59 Last Dinner On the Titanic ...
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59 Vegetarian Diet:70 Of The B...
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59 50 Ways to Drink Tea
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65 Feed Me Bubbe: Recipes and ...
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65 The Book of Jewish Food: An...
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65 How to Cook a Wolf
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65 Food From Plenty
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65 Eating with Emperors: 150 Y...
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65 Vegetarian Cookbook: 70 Of ...
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71 A Homemade Life: Stories an...
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71 Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons
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71 Vegan Recipes: 70 Of The Be...
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71 Far Flung and Well Fed: The...
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75 Tender: Volume II: A Cook's...
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75 The Philosopher in the Kitchen
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75 Bella Tuscany
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75 Kids Recipes:70 Of The Best...
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75 Eating Up Italy: Voyages on...
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80 Jamie's Italy
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80 Kids Recipes Book: 70 Of Th...
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82 The Painter, the Cook and t...
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82 The Everything Guide to Mac...
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82 Kids Recipes Book: 70 Of Th...
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85 Food & Wine Annual 2011: An...
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85 BBQ Recipe:70 Of The Best E...
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87 Lorna Sass' Complete Vegeta...
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87 BBQ Recipe Book: 70 Of The ...
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89 BBQ Cookbooks: Make Your Su...
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89 Persian Food from the Non-p...
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91 Gordon Ramsay's Family Fare
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91 Barbecue Recipes: 70 Of The...
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93 The Night Circus
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93 140 Of The Best Ever Barbec...
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95 140 Of The Best Ever Health...
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96 Barbecue Cookbook: 70 Time ...
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98 They Draw and Cook: 107 Rec...
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100 The Recipe Project: A Delec...
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101 books · 74 voters · list created December 12th, 2011 by Shannoetry (votes) .
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message 1: by Alessandra (last edited Jul 13, 2012 05:59AM) (new)

Alessandra Oh dear. This is another one of those lists where the top book is a piece of fiction voted on by X number of people who all vote it #1 and never vote on another book.

So it is some kid's book with 17 voters, stuck on the top of a list of seriously interesting foodie books. The number two on the list (which I consider the first real one) currently has 3 voters.

Shame on them gaming the system and making the author look bad, voters Adam, Michelle, Jarom, Anne, Collin, Matt, Summer, Serene, David, Ben, Kati.


message 2: by Shannoetry (new)

Shannoetry How interesting. Even in a place like this, you can't escape sneaky jerks :P


message 3: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra "Evertaster" (that 17-vote wonder) is young-adult fantasy fiction. Can you, as list originator, remove it as being outside the scope of a cookbook-and-food-nonfiction list?

"The Night Circus" is also young-adult fantasy fiction, and as far as I can see has nothing to do with food at all.


message 4: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca I was just about to go and find a thread I'd seen ages ago in the Goodreads librarian group about list fixing to report this, but I see it's old news! Isn't there any way to take it off the list if it really doesn't belong?!


message 5: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (although I think as just one person gave The Night Circus a reasonably low vote, I think that's genuine- maybe because of all the descriptions of the fantastical midnight dinner parties in it?)


message 6: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Any librarian can remove a book from a list if it really doesn't fit.

This one is enough of a judgement call that I don't feel comfortable just deleting it.

If it's okay with Shannoetry, I could remove it.


message 7: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Oh I didn't realise we could do that....
But as you say, it's a bit of a tricky call to make as I think it's quite clearly list fixing (all 16 at 1 of 1), but then again it is about food so it could count for the list.


message 8: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra That's why I'm hoping Shannoetry weighs in.

You could go report it on the list fixing thread anyway. There are a number of librarians who object to these kinds of shenanigans, and they might help decide if this warrants removal or not.


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