Good Reads

Read a good (or not so good) foodie or fitness book you’d like to share? Send a review and I’ll add it here. Here are some food books and my thoughts on them. Fitness book reviews are coming soon. Naturally Thin

Bethenny Frankel

A simple guide on how to think yourself thin by listening to your body’s signals of fullness and satisfaction. No rocket science here, just common sense presented in a laid back, can-do style.

French Women Don’t Get Fat

Mireille Guiliano

A light read that reminds us to slow down, consume moderate amounts of fresh foods, and enjoy mealtimes as a part of weight management. And don’t forget to drink champagne with a variety of foods, says this author who just happens to be the CEO of Clicquot Inc., the champagne of choice for many.

Blessed are the Cheesemakers

Sarah Kate Lynch

Interesting and fun book. The convergence of separate stories set in an Irish dairy run by two old brothers, is filled with romance, love, and mouth-watering descriptions of the beauty of cheesemaking.

Last Chance to Eat

The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World

Gina Mallet

A critical exploration of the industrialization of foods and the destruction of taste and nutrients as the natural by-product. Eggs, apples, fish and many other food sectors are examined from their humble introduction into our food chain to the scary end products they’ve become. Think farm-fed salmon injected with pink dye to mimic the natural crustacean diet they once enjoyed. A great read.

Bread of Three Rivers

Sara Mansfield Taber

This author and her husband leave the fast pace world of Washington, DC behind to explore the lure of France and chronicle her search for the perfect loaf of bread. The slow meandering pages read like a diary, but lack the poetic rhythm of many other foodie books.

Bella Tuscany

Frances Mayes

Continuing the cultural romance of Under The Tuscan Sun, this book reminds us to celebrate the gifts of healthy living-in this case in a beautiful Italian world. If you’ve ever been to Tuscany, you’ll be booking a flight back after the first chapter.

Apricots on the Nile, A memoir with recipes

Colette Rossant

This French born author moves to her grandparents Egyptian mansion as a young girl, exploring the culture and food of her Egyptian-Jewish heritage through her friendship with the family chef. Beautifully written including recipes as wonderful to read as they are to prepare.

The End of Overeating

David Kessler

Understanding the dynamics of our food cravings and consumption patterns and the food giants that influence them. Great motivator if you like research driven material.

 

FoodLisa Hautly