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October 2003

Cooking—Food for Thought

Culinary Fiction

cover of Crescent

Diana Abu-Jaber
In a Los Angeles cafe, Iraqi-American chef Sirine begins a hauntingly sweet love affair with an exiled Iraqi academic.

Maeve Binchy
Filmmaker Ella Brady finds not only physical but also emotional nourishment while interacting with the staff at her favorite Dublin restaurant.

The Bobby Gold Stories
Anthony Bourdain
This is the latest thriller by Food Network chef Bourdain, who is also the author of the nonfiction bestseller Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

Second Thyme Around
Katie Fforde
In this charming romantic comedy, a divorced couple reheats their relationship by co-hosting a cooking show.

Five Quarters of the Orange
Joanne Harris
The author of the bestseller Chocolat tempts the reader once again with this account of a French crêperie owner who is still struggling to overcome emotional wounds she received as a child during World War II.

Bharti Kirchner
An American bakery owner suffering career and romantic disappointments decides to go to baking school in Japan, in hopes of rediscovering her love of baking and of life.

Girl Cook
Hannah McCouch
Reduced to tossing salads, Le Cordon Bleu graduate Layla Mitchner quits her job and begins to reexamine her life in this appealing debut for fans of the Chick Lit genre.

Crawfish Dreams
Nancy Rawles
Widowed Camille, a long-time resident of Watts, defies her family by refusing to give up her dreams of staying in the neighborhood and opening a restaurant.

Eat Cake
Jeanne Ray
Ruth’s baking hobby helps her to cope with life’s complications in this charming tale of romantic and familial love.

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
Sue Townsend
In this latest comic look at the life of Adrian Mole, the now-adult Adrian does not let the fact that he can’t cook diminish his hopes for his new job as host of a cooking show.

Culinary Mystery Series

Chopping Spree
Diane Mott Davidson
Colorado caterer Goldy Bear Schulz

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
Joanne Fluke
Minnesota bakery owner Hannah Swenson

Hold The Cream Cheese, Kill The Lox
Sharon Kahn
Ruby the Rabbi’s wife

Death by Chocolate
G.A. McKevett
California investigator (and gourmand) Savannah Reid

Custard’s Last Stand
Tamar Myers
Pennsylvania Dutch Country inn owner Magdalena Yoder

The Secret Ingredient Murders
Nancy Pickard
Continuation of Virginia Rich’s series starring cook/sleuth Eugenia Potter

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Ham?
Phyllis Richman
Washington, D.C., food critic Chas Wheatley

Literature and the Arts

cover of Celebrate the Red, White & Blue

Food Varieties: Hundreds of Copyright-Free Illustrations—All Ready to Use
745.4442 qF686 1995

Creative Dough Crafts: 100 Delightful Designs to Make in Your Own Kitchen
Brigitte Casagranda
745.5 qC334 1997

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue: 101 Patriotic Crafts, Food & Decorating Ideas
745.5 qC392 2002

Toast the Host
745.5 qT627 1996

Feasting: A Celebration of Food in Art
James Yood
758.9641 fY59 1992

Matisse: A Way of Life in the South of France
Jean-Bernard Naudin
759.4 qM43Zna 1998

Food Photography and Styling
John F. Carafoli
778.93 qC258 1992

Murray Alcosser
779.966 ffA348

Ismail Merchant’s Florence: Filming and Feasting in Tuscany
Ismail Merchant
791.4372 qR777Zm 1994

The Fireside Book of Wine: An Anthology for Wine Drinkers
Alexis Bespaloff, Editor
808.8035 F23

Best Food Writing
Holly Hughes, Editor
808.80355 B5612 2000

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Poems about Food and Drink
Peter Washington, Editor
808.80355 E14 2003

Food for Thought: An Anthology of Writings Inspired by Food
Joan and John Digby, Editors
808.80355 F686 1987

Food Tales: A Literary Menu of Mouthwatering Masterpieces
808.831 F686 1992

Soupsongs: Webster’s Ark
Roy Blount, Jr.
811.54 B657s

Foodie Films

cover of The Age of Innocence