Monday, January 3, 2011

CHALLENGE: Foodie's Reading Challenge

Hosted by Joyfully Retired, the object of this challenge is, of course, to read food books. A food book is classified as a cookbook, a fictional story that has food as a major part of the story, a memoir or bio surrounding food, or any non-fiction book about food preparation or the food industry or diet guide, etc.

Here’s how it works:

1. Decide how many food books you want to read in 2011 and choose your level of reading.  Keep in mind this is a challenge – a throw-down. Go a bit beyond what you think you can really do. Levels:
  • Nibbler: 1 to 3 books
  • Bon Vivant: 4 to 6 books
  • Epicurean: 7 to 9 books
  • Gourmet: 10 to 12
  • Glutton: More than 12
2. Grab the challenge button and write a post on your blog so we can spread the word. No blog? That’s okay. Sign up in the comments section.

3. As you read each book for the challenge, go back to the foodie challenge blog and let them know.

  • You don’t need a pre-selected list of books.
  • Crossing over with other challenges is fine.
  • Any book format is allowed (print, audio, ebook)

There will be a prize at the end of each quarter, using

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I'm going to shoot for the Epicurean of 7-9 books. Some of the books on my list for this challenge are:
  1. Organic Kitchen by Ysanne Spevack 
  2. The Vegetarian Bible by Publications International, Ltd.
  3. Fit for Life by Harvey Diamond
  4. The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
  5. Fannie's Last Supper by Christopher Kimball
  6. Pure Flavor: 125 All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest by Kurt Beecher Dammeier
Happy reading and happy eating!


Margot said...

I'm so glad you joined the Foodie's Reading Challenge. I really like your list. You've given me a few new books to check out. Thanks. I'm looking forward to reading what you think about these books.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

I'm in this one too. I've only read one so far (The Food of France by Waverley Root), but I want to turn my attention to this. I have a stack of foody books I want to get to.