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High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America
3.81
liked it
Enjoyable, rather personal history of African American food. Some recipes. Some of the historical background is fascinating.
Oct 13, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.17
really liked it
I am not a real foodie, in that I don't spend a lot of time cooking, but I do like reading cookbooks and books about food. And Pollan's book is not on ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
4.22
really liked it
I will admit that I haven't tried any the recipes, but the essays at the beginning of each group of recipes are what really make this book for me. I r ...more
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
 
Typhoid Mary
3.49
liked it
Quite a lot of speculation about Mary Mallon's thoughts, opinions, and real life meant that this book wasn't quite as good as I expected. But Bourdain ...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Consider the Fork: A History of Invention in the Kitchen
3.77
really liked it
A different approach to the history of food, through a focus on some of the implements which we use in the kitchen or in cooking. Very interesting, bu ...more
Nov 09, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
3.92
liked it
Parts of this book were interesting, but I wasn't so enthused on the details of the cod wars in the northern Atlantic.
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking
3.83
liked it
Better on the historical detail than the contemporary ones. Tended to gloss over what happened during World War II which was a little disappointing, e ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
 
Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors
3.84
really liked it
Fascinating stories about cooking in India, especially as it related to the British there. And how it influenced food tastes in the UK.
Apr 04, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Yes, Chef
3.81
really liked it
None
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds
4.43
None
not set
Sep 12, 2017
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