Biography & Autobiography - Cooking

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Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking D...

Julie Powell

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell resolved to reclaim her life by cooking, in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cookin...

Published: Sep 2006

Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

Nigel Slater

‘My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional occurrence. My mother burns the toast as surely as the sun rises each morning.’‘Toast...

Published: Sep 2011

Spiced: A Pastry Chef's True Stories ...

Dalia Jurgensen

A clever and affectionate glimpse at the truth about what goes on behind that swinging door, full of "great insider stuff" (Anthony Bourdain) Life in a restaurant kitchen is strenuous and exciting, while its inhabitants ar...

Published: Apr 2010

Twain's Feast: Searching for America'...

Andrew Beahrs

One young food writer's search for America's lost wild foods, from New Orleans croakers to Illinois prairie hens, with Mark Twain as his guide. In 1879, Mark Twain paused during a European tour to compose a fantasy menu of the Ameri...

Published: Oct 2011

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadverten...

Gabrielle Hamilton

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBefore Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional jour...

Published: Jan 2012

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes ...

Molly Wizenberg

When Molly Wizenberg's father died of cancer, everyone told her to go easy on herself, to hold off on making any major decisions for a while. But when she tried going back to her apartment in Seattle and returning to graduate school, ...

Published: Mar 2010

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse

Thomas McNamee

You can't tell the story of Chez Panisse, Berkeley's famed restaurant, without relating that of its diminutive founder, proprietor, and sometime chef, Alice Waters. This is what Thomas McNamee does most handily in his Alice Waters and...

Published: Mar 2008

Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of ...

Grant Achatz

"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue), Grant Achatz, shares how his drive to cook immaculate food fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. By 2007 chef Grant Achatz had been named one of the best new chefs in Ame...

Published: Mar 2012

Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventur...

Ruth Reichl

In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl returns with more tales of love, life, and marvelous meals. Comfort Me with Apples picks up Reichl's story in 1978, when she puts down her chef's toque and em...

Published: Apr 2002

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the...

Ruth Reichl

At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, ...

Published: Mar 1999

Julia Child: A Life

Laura Shapiro

The delicious life of one of the most beloved figures in twentiethcentury American culture—soon to be played by Meryl Streep in a major motion picture With a swoping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good foo...

Published: Jul 2009
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