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These memoirists have a deep and abiding love for all things food ~ so much so, they had to share.

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain · Ecco Press
Pages: 302
Format: Paperback

When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable shocking...

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My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story

Luisa Weiss · Viking Adult; 1 edition
Format: Book

The Wednesday Chef cooks her heart out finds her way home and shares her recipes with usIt takes courage to turn your life upside down especially when everyone is telling you how lucky you are But sometimes what seems right can feel deeply wrong My Berlin Kitchen tells the story of how one thoroughly...
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The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

Kristin Kimball · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer."Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin...
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Blue Plate Special: A Novel of Love, Loss, and Food

Frances Norris · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Thirty-three-year-old Julia Daniel doesn't really feel at home anywhere. Her life in L.A. is lonely, and her career as a food stylist for a struggling gourmet magazine falls well short of her desire to be a photographer. Although she liked growing up in Kentucky, ever since her mother's...
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Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Ann Mah · Pamela Dorman Books
Format: Hardcover

The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a timeWhen journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting...
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The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table

Rick Bragg · Knopf
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-five mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic...
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My Life in France

Julia Child · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Deckle Edge]

In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found 'her true calling.'

From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre in the fall of 1948 and Julia watched the well-muscled stevedores unloading the cargo...
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All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer

Karen Babine · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

"My sister is pregnant with a Lemon this week, Week 14, and this is amusing. My mother's uterine tumor, the size of a cabbage, is Week 30, and this is terrifying." When her mother is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Karen Babine -- a cook, collector of thrifted vintage...
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Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War

Annia Ciezadlo · Free Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

American Book Award WinnerWinner of Books for a Better Life Award (First Book)James Beard Foundation Award NomineeBNN Discover Awards, second place nonfiction A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate...
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Barbara Kingsolver · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

"As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against...

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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

Giulia Melucci · Grand Central
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out. From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic...
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The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

Jacques Pepin · Houghton Mifflin
Format: Book

In this captivating memoir, the man whom Julia Child has called "the best chef in America" tells the story of his rise from a frightened apprentice in an exacting Old World kitchen to an Emmy Award winning superstar who taught millions of Americans how to cook and shaped the nation's...

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