Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Full Tummy's

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, Turkey Day, The Big Feast, The Stuff Yourself So Full You Have To Wear Sweatpants For A Week Day.  Whatever you call it, it is a holiday that revolves around FOOD! (And being thankful and all that stuff, but mostly food)  Now everybody has there own special traditions when it comes to food, weather it is who carves the turkey, or the only right way to make stuffing, or at our house ranch dressing.  Of course as soon as you get together with a significant other they bring THEIR traditions, which of course are inferior to our own, but we can be a team player and allow a teensy-tiny dish of whatever glop they think is festive on the back corner of the table :-)  In honor of this day of food (and thankfulness) I have put together a list of books where food takes a staring role.
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Kitchen Confidential
I am a huge Anthony Bourdain fan, and I love reading about his journey to discover food and all of the unseen and sometimes unsavory processes that go into getting it onto our plate.  
Garden Spells
Garden Spells
To be honest most of Sarah Addison Allen's books feature food prominently in the story lines, everything from flower and herbs that can enhance certain moods, to cakes that can magically call people back home, these books always make me hungry!
Good Eats: The Early Years
Good Eats
Based on the popular TV show this book has so much more than recipes, it has science and history and stories and just all kinds of foodie goodness.
Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set, Books 1-6
Harry Potter
Butter Beer, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Fizzing Whizbees, Treacle Tart, food plays a huge part in the world of Harry Potter and is one of the many delectable details that makes this such a great series.
What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame
What the Great Ate
Fun little book full of stories and trivia about famous people and food, a perfect quick tidbit book for impressing friends and family at the dinner table.
I hope you find time to enjoy a great book this holiday, and have a lot of fun with friends and family.

What is your favorite food starring book?  What do you like to read when you are so full you can't move?  How awesome is it that we have a whole holiday that revolves around friends, family and food!

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