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May 5, 2007

A renaissance Bookworm

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
  • Oranges
  • The Devil's Larder
  • The Supper of the Lamb
  • The Land was Everything

Browse through the eclectic library of previous Bookworm recommendations here.

We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through early June.

Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here.

April 28, 2007

A Bookworm recommends

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 a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through early June.

Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here.

 

April 21, 2007

Bookworm on the coast

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 of Eating
  • French Lessons
  • Why We Eat What We Eat
  • A Natural History of the Senses
  • Physiology of Taste

Browse through the eclectic library of previous Bookworm recommendations here.

We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through early June.

Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here.

April 14, 2007

A Bookworm in Manila

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
  • The Mistress of Spices
  • Her Fork in the Road
  • Extra Virgin

Browse through the eclectic library of previous Bookworm recommendations here.

We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, at least through early June.

Want to be a Bookworm in the Pantry? Start here.

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