Born in my home town of New York City, Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook is this week's Bookworm in the Pantry . On her wonderful, relatively young blog, you're as likely to find recipes for Ethiopian doro wat as for Mexican salsa verde. Susan and her husband, Scott, who also cooks from time to time, can be found at their dinner table in the metro New York area, discussing everything from politics to Pop Tarts! UPDATE. Susan recommended: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco Girl with... Read more →

Jeanne writes Mommy Cooks, a smart and cheery blog about cooking with, for, and sometimes in spite of kids. She's the first Bookworm to give us recommendations for children's books . PS: The recipes on Jeanne's blog are fun for those of us without small children at home, too! UPDATE. Jeanne recommended: Green Eggs and Ham How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Thunder Cake I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato The Seven Silly Eaters Browse through the eclectic library of previous Bookworm recommendations here. We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through... Read more →

Chip Brantley, co-creator of Cookthink, one of the smartest blogs around, is this week's Bookworm in the Pantry. In his eclectic career, this Alabama native has been head cheesemaker at Westfield Farm, an artisan cheese company in central Massachusetts; a food writer for the San Francisco Examiner; and a "development hack" for Dogstar Films. Currently a freelance food and culture writer, contributing to such publications as Slate, the Boston Globe, the Oxford American and Gastronomica, Chip's book about the pluot (one of my favorite fruits) and its creator will be published next year. UPDATE. Chip recommended: The Anatomy of Dessert... Read more →

This week's Bookworm in the Pantry, Fran, has travelled all around the world, but her home base is one town away in rural northwest Rhode Island. She loves to cook, and loves to read — and since retiring last year from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has a bit more time for both. UPDATE. Fran recommended: Back Story (and the entire Spenser series) Blessed are the Cheesemakers Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen The Gastronomical Me The Measure of Her Powers: An MFK Fisher Reader Browse through the eclectic library of previous Bookworm recommendations here. We'll have... Read more →

Toni, from San Diego, California, is this week's Bookworm in the Pantry . On Daily Bread Journal, Toni writes about food, family, and health. About herself, she writes, "I'm congenitally incapable of following a recipe, so my adventures in food have always had an original flavor. I've maintained a successful acupuncture practice for over 15 years, and aside from acupuncture and herbs, I counsel my patients on food, exercise and mindfulness meditation. Aside from cooking, my other main hobby is photography." She's just back from a trip to India, so watch her blog for photos. UPDATE. Toni recommended: The Art... Read more →

Bookworms are everywhere! Christine, this week's Bookworm in the Pantry, creates her lovely blog, Ramblings from a Gypsy Soul, in Manila, The Philippines . Whenever I read her posts, I learn something new about Filipino culture and cuisine — and, of course, I want to get on a plane and go to the places she visits. Christine has traveled to the US, Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, Egypt, and more. She photographs, she cooks, and, oh yes, she reads; her wish list features dozens of books I'd love to have in my own library. UPDATE. Christine recommended: Feeding a Yen Havana Salsa... Read more →

This week's Bookworm in the Pantry, Rachel, writes not one, but two, fabulous blogs. From her home in Baltimore, Maryland, Rachel creates original recipes for everything from lasagna to cupcakes for Coconut and Lime, a 2006 Food Blog Award winner; on Food Maven, she shares food-related musings, tips, and super-cool product finds. UPDATE. Rachel recommended: Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood Typical American The Century in Food: America's Fads and Favorites Women Who Eat: A New Generation on the Glory of Food The Tequila Worm Browse through the eclectic library of previous Bookworm recommendations here. We'll have... Read more →