Three ways to join in this week! You can either share three or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).I decided to "be the expert" and share a list of excellent books about food.
- Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell. I loved this book! It is the true story of how a young woman decided to cook every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year. In a tiny NYC apartment. It is touching, inspiring, and hilarious.
- Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time by Adrian Miller. This book won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Reference and Scholarship). There is a lot of food history, and American history, packed into this very readable book.
- Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer by William Knoedelseder. This book was a combination of business analysis, brewing history, pop culture retrospective, and gossip column. It worked. The Busch family was, for the most part a train wreck in their personal lives and how that intersected with running one of the worlds largest and most successful companies is a fascinating tale.