Best Food Writing 2013: November Round-Up

Thanks to members who read and reviewed Best Food Writing 2013, edited by Holly Hughes. Please have a look at all our reviews.

In December, our readers may choose to review any cookbook. This is the perfect time to tell us about a book that meant a lot to you in 2013. It can be any cookbook, new or old. If you haven’t participated in the Kitchen Reader in a while, this is a great way to get back into it. Please link back to the Kitchen Reader in your post and come back here on January 1 for a round-up.

There are some great books lined up for the first three months of 2014, including Below Stairs, the maid’s diary that inspired Downton Abbey! Have a look on our book list page. New members are always welcome; find out more about us.

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Apron Anxiety: October Round-Up

Many thanks to members who read and reviewed October’s book, Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen by Alyssa Shelasky. We know that it takes some dedication to a book club to successfully read a book on time AND write a review of it. Thanks for participating. Have a look at the reviews:

Our November book is the newly published Best Food Writing 2013, edited by Holly Hughes. Feel free to read all the pieces or just one or two and tell us what you thought.  Post your review any time in the last week of November and come back here on 1 December for a round-up of them all. New members are always welcome to join. Find out more about us.

Forward planning for members: December is a really busy month! You are welcome to review any cookbook in December. Perhaps your favourite (most used? most opened?) cookbook of 2013? In a month where bloggers like to look back over the year and post some reflections, maybe you can include your favourite cookbook of the year in a 2013 retrospective post that you already have planned for your blog.

More forward planning: The first three of next year’s books are listed on our book list page. Christmas present suggestions?!

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Plate to Pixel: September Round-Up

Thank you to our members who read and reviewed Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling by Helene Dujardin, our September book. Please take a moment to read the reviews:

Our October book is Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen by Alyssa Shelasky. Please post your reviews any time in the last week of October and come back here on 1 November for a round-up of them all. New members are always welcome. Find out more about us.

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September’s New Members

We are welcoming another new member this month, Pech at Pechluck’s Food Adventures. She is a Thai-American living in Portland, Oregan and a carnivore, married to a vegetarian husband. She focuses on both eating out and cooking at home, and has “a critical weakness and major love for cheese.” Please head over to her blog to say hello and welcome to our group.

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September’s New Member

We are pleased to be adding a new member in September. Joy reads and writes about many topics including food and cooking at Joy’s Book Blog. She recently finished a challenge to live like Julia Child for a week. Please stop over at her blog to say hello.

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Cooked: August Round-Up

Thanks to members who read and reviewed Michael Pollan’s book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Here are our posts. Please visit and see what we thought! (A short list this month. If you ever read the book and post late, we can still add you to the round-up post. Please leave a message to tell us.)

Our September book is Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling by Helene Dujardin. I think it’s going to be a great book for us! Please post your review on the last day (or in the last week) of September and include a link to the Kitchen Reader. Come back here on 1 October to see a round-up of all our posts.

We love welcoming new members. Find out more about us here.

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Heartburn: July Round-Up

Our July book was Heartburn, a novel by Nora Ephron. Here is a list of our reviews.

Our August book is Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan. Please post your reviews anytime in the last week of August and come back here on 1 September for a round-up of our reviews.

The books for September, October, and November have been chosen and posted on our reading list page, so you can plan ahead. I hope you find something you like the time to enjoy reading and writing about it.

We are always welcoming new members and there is no commitment to participate every month. Please find out more about us and then email us to join.

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