Men are bookworms, too! Meet Ian, of Yorkshire Deli, who shares his reading list as this week's Bookworm in the Pantry (see his recommended food-related non-cookbooks, over there on the right). Ian's charming blog chronicles the evolution of his dream — to open a café. If you've ever fantasized about owning the perfect little eatery in the perfect town in the perfectly beautiful Yorkshire Dales (and who hasn't?), then settle in with a cuppa, and read about everything from choosing furniture to sampling foods from the area's many purveyors. UPDATE. Ian recommended: Floyd in the Soup The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones An Omelette and a Glass of Wine Chocolat La Cucina We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at... Read more →


This week's Bookworm in the Pantry, Karen, a native Rhode Islander, blogs from St. Louis, Missouri. On FamilyStyle Food, Karen chronicles the healthy and delicious food she prepares for her family. General Tso's chicken? Pasta fagioli? Orange-almond muffins? I wish my mom had been such a good cook. UPDATE. Karen recommended: Murder Alfresco (Nadia Gordon's Napa Valley mysteries) The Whole World Over A Cordiall Water On Persophone's Island Adventures on the Wine Route We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through mid-May. Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here. Read more →


Nupur, this week's Bookworm in the Pantry, writes a popular blog about Indian regional cooking . I always learn something new when I visit One Hot Stove, especially from her ongoing series, The A to Z of Indian Vegetables. My list of must-have pantry items grows every time I read her recipes! Nupur grew up in central India, and now blogs from St. Louis, Missouri. UPDATE. Nupur recommended: Interpreter of Maladies Toast On Food and Cooking Like Water for Chocolate Garlic and Sapphires We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through mid-May. Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here. Read more →


Pauline, a Pantry reader from the very beginning, provided this week's Bookworm in the Pantry suggestions . A neighbor and participant in three Ninecooks cooking groups, she is retired and works part-time at our local library — the perfect place to discover new things to read. UPDATE. Pauline recommended: Take Big Bites One More Day Garlic and Sapphires The $64 Tomato We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through the end of April. Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here. Read more →


Susan of Food Blogga, a new and very lovely blog, is this week's Bookworm . She's from Providence, Rhode Island, and writes, "Growing up in an Italian family, food was central in everything we did from weddings to funerals to ordinary Sunday afternoons. Living away from home, I have come to realize that so many of my memories and emotions relate to eating and sharing food with those I love." Susan now blogs from her kitchen in Southern California. UPDATE. Susan recommended: Bread Alone Food in History The Man Who Ate Everything Mostly True Talking with My Mouth Full We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, for the next few months. Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here. Read more →


Those of you who know Mimi from her elegant food blog, French Kitchen in America, will understand when I tell you that her list of favorite food-related non-cookbooks could not possibly be limited to five; her blog often delights readers with literary references, interviews with authors, and her obvious love of books. I've split the list in two parts, and will share the second half later this spring. A professional writer and the daughter of a chef, Mimi cooks and photographs in her Wisconsin kitchen. UPDATE. Mimi recommended: Chocolat From Here You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of MFK Fisher Vie... Read more →


Elaine, a Pantry reader from Spokane, Washington, is this week's Bookworm in the Pantry. She's a self-taught cook and devotee of the Food Network, food blogs, and new cookbooks. In a post last month about lemons, Elaine shared her family recipe for lemon curd. UPDATE. Elaine recommended three books by Ruth Reichl: Tender at the Bone Garlic and Sapphires Comfort Me with Apples We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, for the next few months. Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here. Read more →