Food and Cultures
If you are like me, you probably enjoy exploring different cultures through food. I am a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain's show, No Reservations
I would love to be able to go to all these countries and taste their cuisines one day. But for now, I do it through reading. It is truly amazing to learn that many famous cooks and food writers were ordinary people and had to endure many struggles on their quests to find a niche for themselves. In these books, we will travel and experience cuisines both in the USA and around the world.
- Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War, by Annia Ceizadlo
- Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, by Ruth Reichl
- Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love and the Search for Home, by Kim Sunee
- Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of Childhood in India, by Madhur Jaffrey
Once you have finished reading these, you may want to try out some new recipes. I am happy to say that Central Rappahannock Regional Library has a HUGE collection of cookbooks, including more by Ruth Reichl and Madhur Jaffrey