Holiday Ideas: Foodie Books

December 7th, 2009

Great Books to Give or to Treat Yourself for the Holidays!

Food Writers:

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Serve the People — Jen Lin Liu
This debut nonfiction memoir presents an aspiring cooks’ tour of China’s changing landscape, from cuisine to consumption, as she works her way up from cooking school to noodle stall, dumpling house, and trendy restaurant, with illuminating side trips en route. (Check out some fantastic restaurants in China!)

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Eat, Memory — Amanda Hesser
Editor and food writer Hesser selects 26 essays that originally appeared in the New York Times Magazine to conjure up foreign places and familiar people through tastes and smells. (Find great restaurants to create your next memory!)

Cookbooks:

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Ad Hoc at Home — Thomas Keller
You don’t often see the name Thomas Keller (French Laundry, Per Se) mixed with words like “accessible” or “home cook,” but with Ad Hoc at Home, the award-winning chef presents a collection of recipes destined for the center of the table at casual family gatherings. (Try these San Francisco restaurants for your next gathering!)

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Momofuku — David Chang + Peter Meehan
Chang, master restaurateur and chef, and Meehan, a New York Times food writer, join forces in this stellar collection of recipes from Chang’s restaurants —Momofuku, Ssäm Bar and Ko. (Check out other fabulous NYC restaurants)

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