Seattle Picks: Food Writing

Pretty Good Number One
Pretty Good Number One An American Family Eats Tokyo By Amster-Burton, Matthew (Book - 2013 ) 915.2135 Am88P 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 12 on 6 copies

Annotation:With humor and an adventurous spirit, a Seattle writer, his wife and their eight-year-old daughter living in Tokyo explore Japan’s food offerings and experience everyday life there.

Lunch in Paris
Lunch in Paris A Love Story, With Recipes By Bard, Elizabeth (Book - 2010 ) 944.36108 B2357B 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Living the dream in Paris, food journalist Bard moves in with a handsome Frenchman and enthusiastically shops local markets in search of fresh ingredients to prepare meals in their tiny kitchen.

Season to Taste
Season to Taste How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way By Birnbaum, Molly (Book - 2011 ) 612.86 B5377B 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:The loss of her ability to perceive smell left aspiring chef Molly Birnbaum adrift until she investigated the science of olfaction and rediscovered scents she took for granted in this inspiring true story.

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage
The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat (Book - 2013 ) 641.013 C274 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 6 copies

Annotation:When, where, how and what families eat can reveal a lot about them. Twenty-nine writers offer their amusing, poignant views on food, eating and relationships.

Russ & Daughters
Russ & Daughters Reflections and Recipes From the House That Herring Built By Federman, Mark Russ (Book - 2013 ) 641.5676 R91F 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Polish immigrant Joel Russ began selling fish on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1907. Four generations later, his hardworking family shares anecdotes, photos and recipes that tell the success story of their revered business.

Blood, Bones & Butter
Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of A Reluctant Chef By Hamilton, Gabrielle (Book - 2011 ) 641.5092 H1804H 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:In what Anthony Bourdain calls “the best memoir by a chef ever,” get a nitty-gritty view of the restaurant industry along with the story of Hamilton’s road from country kid to respected New York chef.

Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth The Bittersweet History of Candy By Hopkins, Kate (Book - 2012 ) 641.853 H7757S 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this clever and engaging tour of the world of candy, Seattle author Hopkins covers the naughty and nice aspects of the confectionary industry and the vast range of sweets, from simple to fancy.

The Bucolic Plague
The Bucolic Plague How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir By Kilmer-Purcell, Josh (Book - 2010 ) 306.77809 K558K 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The “Fabulous Beekman Boys” move away from Manhattan to become full-time goat farmers. This lifestyle change leads to soap- and cheese-making and eventually a mini-empire centered on their farm, Beekman 1802.

Relish My Life in the Kitchen By Knisley, Lucy (Graphic Novel - 2013 ) 741.5973 K749R 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 21 copies

Annotation:Knisley is obsessed with food, in no small part due to her gourmand parents. Straightforward and funny, this graphic memoir features recipes formatted into full-color cartoons that will pique your hunger.

Birdseye The Adventures of A Curious Man By Kurlansky, Mark (Book - 2012 ) 338.7664 B5329K 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:It was fate that put Clarence Birdseye in Canada’s chilly Labrador province, and the example of the Inuit people there led him to invent a revolutionary fast-freezing method taken for granted today.

The Sweet Life in Paris
The Sweet Life in Paris Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--and Perplexing--city By Lebovitz, David (Book - 2009 ) 641.013 L4932S 2009 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 15 on 9 copies

Annotation:American Lebovitz moved to the City of Light determined to become a true Frenchman. He learned to appreciate the pleasures of French cooking and dining, and shares recipes among his fish-out-of-water observations.

Dining in Seattle
Dining in Seattle Past & Present Cookbook By Lott, Andrea (Book - 2010 ) 641.59797 L916D 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 6 copies

Annotation:Learn Seattle’s rich gastronomic backstory and get over 300 imaginative, mouth-watering recipes from some of the city’s best dining establishments. Published four times since 1977, this latest edition includes brief restaurant histories.

The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook
The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook By Marsh, Kiyo (Book - 2010 ) 641.692 M353F 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:These adventurous women fish for halibut, crab and all that’s found in the icy Bering Sea, and prepare enticing dishes not usually associated with the grueling life of commercial fishing.

Brunetti's Cookbook
Brunetti's Cookbook By Pianaro, Roberta (Book - 2010 ) 641.59453 P573B 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Inspired by the fictional Commissario Bruno Brunetti of Donna Leon’s mystery novels, this charming illustrated cookbook weaves together recipes from the character’s family dinner table with story excerpts and culinary anecdotes of Venice.

For All the Tea in China
For All the Tea in China How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History By Rose, Sarah (Book - 2010 ) 382.41372 R7208F 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 0 copies

Annotation:This fascinating micro-history of a very common drink explains how Great Britain bypassed the Chinese tea monopoly of the 19th century by establishing tea plantations in India.

Yes, Chef
Yes, Chef A Memoir By Samuelsson, Marcus (Book - 2012 ) 641.5092 Sa499S 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 23 copies

Annotation:Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, Chef Samuelsson’s touching and multifaceted memoir details his life’s journey and adventures, which led to owning a successful New York City restaurant open to all.

Four Kitchens
Four Kitchens My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris : A Memoir By Shockey, Lauren (Book - 2011 ) 641.5092 Sh72S 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Shockey supplemented her formal training in French cooking techniques with real-life experiences working in restaurants around the globe as an unpaid apprentice, fearlessly sampling the local cuisine in every port.

Steal the Menu
Steal the Menu A Memoir of Forty Years in Food By Sokolov, Raymond A. (Book - 2013 ) 641.5092 So396S 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A food historian and former food editor for "The New York Times," Sokolov recounts his career of eating revolutionary meals and meeting innovative chefs from all over the world.

The Kimchi Chronicles
The Kimchi Chronicles Korean Cooking for An American Kitchen By Vongerichten, Marja (Book - 2011 ) 641.59519 V894K 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:This glorious culinary travelogue of South Korea by the wife of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten shares the country’s food culture, from its small farmers, fishermen and shellfish divers to Seoul restaurateurs, snack stands and markets.

My Berlin Kitchen
My Berlin Kitchen A Love Story, With Recipes By Weiss, Luisa (Book - 2012 ) 943.155 W4366W 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 14 copies

Annotation:Visit Berlin’s neighborhoods vicariously and test authentic German recipes in this offering by The Wednesday Chef blogger, whose hodgepodge culinary background adds an international flavor to Teutonic tradition.

Consider the Fork
Consider the Fork A History of How We Cook and Eat By Wilson, Bee (Book - 2012 ) 643.3 W6917C 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 13 copies

Annotation:Knife, fork and spoon are part of almost every Western table setting, but why not the sporf instead? Food writer Wilson tackles the hidden and often amusing history of culinary objects both common and unusual.

A Homemade Life
A Homemade Life Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table By Wizenberg, Molly (Book - 2009 ) 641.5092 W792W 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 17 copies

Annotation:This thoughtful memoir covers Wizenberg’s start as the Orangette food blogger, which led to meeting her foodie husband and opening the popular Delancey restaurant in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

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