Foodies at the Movies

Who isn’t glad that somebody else took on the task or recreating Julia Child’s cook’s canon and documenting her tasting triumphs and tragedies? The success of the film version of Julie and Julia has readers’ mouths watering for more. Fortunately, many of us love reading about eating nearly as much as doing it. Here’s where you can steer hungry readers:


  • Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Last Bite by Nancy Verde Barr
  • The Food of Love by Anthony Capella


  • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  • I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci
  • Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Riechl


  • Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
  • Confessions of a Slacker Wife by Muffy Mead-Ferro
  • The Idiot Girl’s Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro

And everything by Laurie Colwin. Whether it’s about food or not. She’s lovely.



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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