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review 2015-12-13 16:46
Snow, Food and Murder
On Thin Icing - Ellie Alexander

I loved all the descriptions of food and scrumptious cooking. A foodie will definitely appreciate that about this book. The mystery wasn't quite as compelling, since too much focus on Jules lovelife for me. Overall, an entertaining book.

My rating: 3.5/5.0 stars.

Review for Affaire de Coeur Magazine. http://affairedecoeur.com.

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text 2015-03-06 21:50
Now on Kindle: Delights and Prejudices
Delights and Prejudices - James Beard
The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition - M.F.K. Fisher

This was the first foodie book I ever read.  My parents had a copy and I devoured it.  Several times.  There are parts of it I memorized when I was a child.  I reread this book in paperback format recently and it was a very different experience as an adult.  The man was undoubtedly a snob but boy howdy can he describe food.  The opening of chapter on potatoes, the description of the food served by his mother's Chinese-American servants, the oysters...

 

I still think of appetizers as doots after all these years.

 

The book was released in Kindle format on 03/03/15.  Link: http://tinyurl.com/prk8fnw

 

Seeing this reminded me how much I wish MFK Fisher's books were available on kindle, so I went looking to see if maybe they might be and, yes!  Some of them are!  Her books have been available on kindle for a while.  I guess it's been a long time since I looked. Here's a link to The Art of Eating:  http://tinyurl.com/l3fsvvl.  It's a wonderful book. If I didn't have a project to work on for class I would spend this weekend reading it.

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