Anything that Moves: October Round-Up

Our October book was Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture by Dana Goodyear, chosen by Melissa of Melos Bookshelf. Thanks to our members, you can see several reviews of it:

Please go have a look at all our posts. Next month we are reading Born Round by Frank Bruni, chosen by Pech of Pechluck’s Food Adventures. Please read it (or some portions of it) and join us in posting reviews at the end of November. Come back here on 1 December for a round-up.

In December each year, members have a free choice to review any cookbook. In the past, bloggers have used this chance to tell us about a cookbook that was meaningful over the year, or a new acquisition, or even something they have owned for a long time. We look forward to seeing the variety of posts!

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Molecular Gastronomy: September Round-Up

In September, we read Molecular Gastronomy: The Art and Science of Flavor by Herve This, chosen by Morena of Peru Delights. Please look through our reviews:

Thanks to everyone who read the book and wrote a review!

Our October book is Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture by Dana Goodyear, chosen by Melissa of Melos Bookshelf. Please join us by reading and writing about the book on your blog before the last day of October. Come back here on 1 November for a round-up of our reviews.

There’s more information about our upcoming books on the Book List tab.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Creme Brûlée: August Round-Up

In August, our members were reading  Thomas Jefferson’s Creme Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America by Thomas J Craughwell. Thanks for the reviews, which were from:

Our September book is the classic Molecular Gastronomy by Herve This (chosen by Morena of Peru Delights). Members are asked to read all or some interesting parts of it and post a review in the last week (or the last day) of September. There will be a round-up of the reviews here on 1 October.

New members should be bloggers who like reading and writing about food! Find out more about us here.

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: July Round-Up

Every year in July we read a novel with a food-related plot. Our choice this July was The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (chosen by Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach). A big thank you to members who read and reviewed the book on their blogs. Here is a list of our reviews.

Our August book is a history book entitled Thomas Jefferson’s Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America by Thomas J Craughwell. Please read some or all of it and blog about your thoughts in the last week of August. A round-up will be posted here on 1 September.

New members are always welcome! Find out more about us.

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July’s New Member

Please join me in welcoming Hannah who blogs at The Slowing. She writes reflective, heartfelt posts about relationships, food, and life. Her encouraging and authentic voice covers the idea of hanging on or letting go. Head over to her blog to get to know her and welcome her to our friendly group!

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A Moveable Feast: June Round-Up

In June, we read and reviewed A Moveable Feast: Life Changing Food Adventures Around the World published by Lonely Planet. It’s a collection of essays about food and travel. Thanks to our members who wrote reviews for us. Please visit them to see what everyone thought of the book:

Thanks to a suggestion by Pech, I have started an index of places mentioned in A Moveable Feast. Now you can pick an essay to read based on where it is set. Maybe see if your next holiday destination is listed?

In July, it’s time for our annual novel! This year it’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (chosen by Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach). Enjoy it this month and then write a review for us! Please post your review in the last week (or on the last day) of the month, and come back here on the first of next month for a round-up of all the reviews.

Our friendly, online group is always welcoming new members. Find out more about us here.

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A History of the World in Six Glasses: May Round-Up

In May, we read the book A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage, chosen by Amanda of Omar Niode Foundation. Thanks to members who participated by reading the book and writing a review. Here is a list of our reviews. Please visit each of them to see what everyone thought of the book.

Our June book is A Moveable Feast: Life Changing Food Adventures Around the World published by Lonely Planet, which is a collection of 38 stories about travel and food from around the world. The writers are diverse and include a few we have seen before at the Kitchen Reader: David Lebovitz (our very first book in August 2009), Anthony Bourdain (see our March 2011 round-up), and Mark Kurlansky (see our May 2011 round-up). Please join us by dipping into the book, reading a few essays, and then telling us what struck you. Please post your review in the last week (or on the last day) of the month, and come back here on the first of next month for a round-up of all the reviews.

New members are most welcome! Find out more about us here.

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