Marcia, a Pantry reader from the very first day, suggested I feature some non-cookbooks in Lydia Recommends (in the right-hand column), where I highlight cooking and gardening books that are in my own collection or that I use as references.
I thought it was a great idea. So good, in fact, that this week I'm spotlighting Marcia's selection of good reads that have food as an important ingredient in the story.
*UPDATE: A Pantry reader suggested I list the books in each post, after the end of the "official" Bookworm week. Thanks, Shawn, for the great idea. Marcia recommended:
- Voice of the Violin
- The Mistress of Spices
- Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard (includes "Babette's Feast")
- The Debt to Pleasure
- La Cucina
Are you a Bookworm in the Pantry? Would you like to share your reading list of non-cookbooks that have something to do with food? I'll be happy to feature your list of up to 5 food-related books: nonfiction or fiction, mystery, poetry, travel, food history, food gardening, art or photography. Books must be available in English, new or used, on Amazon.com or Jessica's Biscuit; no ancient tomes or unpublished manuscripts, please.
Bookworm lists will be featured for one week, Saturday to Friday, in the order in which I receive them.
To be a Bookworm, simply email your book list (title/author) to lydia AT ninecooks DOT com. I'll do the rest!
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