Books for Foodies

Hosted by Heidi Hoerman
Group active since Sat, Jun 26, 2010

This is a place to share short reviews or recommendations for food-related books. Examples could include things like Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken, Hidden Kitchens by "The Kitchen Sisters," My Life in France by Julia Child, etc. Any fiction or non-fiction about food. We can help each other find new things to read!

Gail Humphrey
Jan 20, 2012

cozy mystery and food...great combo!

Joanne Fluke is one of my all time favorites. She also puts great recipes in her books and her main character Hannah bake cookies and love cats! What a great combination. There are other authors too like Charlotte Armstron and Virginia Lowell. I aslo love Leslie Meier, her Lucy Stone series is great, not always centered on food, but still really good and usually has a recipe or two in it.If you know of any others let me know!

Eddie Jordan
Aug 13, 2010


2 pkgs. dream whip
1 jar marshmallow cream
1 pt. pineapple
1 graham cracker crust

Mix together. Add to graham cracker crust.
chill and serve. If you want you can use straw-
berries, bluebarries or blackberries makes a
great pie also.

This is a easy recipe.

Heidi Hoerman
Jun 26, 2010

The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken by Laura Schenone

I recently finished reading The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken by Laura Schenone. Part an investigation into the making of authentic Genoese ravioli, part travelogue, part self-reflection, it’s a wonderful book. I enjoyed it so much I’m now reading her A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove. She’s made a YouTube video that demonstrates the making of the ravioli. Watch it to bring to life the rhythm of rolling the pasta and the sound of the dough slapping the table.

Full citation: Laura Schenone. The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: a Search for Food and Family. 1st ed. (New York: Norton, 2008) 343 p. ISBN10: 0393061469 ISBN13: 9780393061468