Tag: food

Anthony Bourdain: 1956-2018

Anthony Bourdain: 1956-2018

This morning sees the tragic loss of a giant in the culinary world, Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain had the life most have dreamed about: after publishing the wildly popular Kitchen Confidential, which uncovered the “back of the house” in all its alluring debauchery, he went on to trek around the world, tasting every type of food […]

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Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac
By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac

  Is Chicago America’s best food city? We think so. (Check the salad bars of River North for Booklist editors on Mondays, where you can find us paying penance for a weekend of overindulging in delectable local restaurant fare.) Matt Kirouac set out to choose 90 can’t-miss restaurants in a city with more than 7,000. […]

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A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books
By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books

Is there anything more divine than a juicy beef patty nestled beneath a blanket of gooey cheese, tucked within a golden bun? For us here at Booklist—or, at least, for me—the answer is “not a chance.” Join us in celebrating the greatest holiday you didn’t even know existed (#NationalCheeseburgerDay) with the mouthwatering burger-centric books below: […]

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Food Books: A Holiday Wishlist

Food Books: A Holiday Wishlist

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about and planning food dishes and/or events where good food and drink will be consumed. To accompany Booklist’s Editors’ Choice for 2016, I felt there should be a mention of the books that delved into the delectable bites and intoxicating spirits in 2016. Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Continuing Series Nonfiction and Food

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Continuing Series Nonfiction and Food

The October 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 276 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered […]

A Messy, Good Life in a Chef’s Memoir for Teens

A Messy, Good Life in a Chef’s Memoir for Teens

Lynn: The maxim that kids want to see themselves reflected in books is true. Also true: they want to see what they can become. Marcus Samuelsson’s memoir, Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life (2015), an adaptation of Samuelsson’s memoir for adults, Yes, Chef (2012), does both these things. Samuelsson provides a look at a world rarely written about […]

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Farm to Table to Picture Book: A Fun Food Education for Little Eaters

Farm to Table to Picture Book: A Fun Food Education for Little Eaters

Lynn: Just in time for Booklist‘s Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening is a book that is going to make a lot of teachers and librarians REALLY happy. On the Farm, At the Market (2016) by G. Brian Karas is perfect for the summer season and all those curriculum units on community, farms, and food production. […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Two New Book-to-TV Adaptations

As has been previously cited, we have an officially unofficial rule here at the Booklist Reader that any book trailer featuring James Franco earns a Book Trailer Thursday spot; our judges have confirmed that this one qualifies, though technically it’s a trailer for a TV show. The adaptation of Stephen King’s alternate-history 11/22/63 (Scribner, 2011), […]

Publishing U: How to Build Community at Your Local Library AND Promote Your Work
By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: How to Build Community at Your Local Library AND Promote Your Work

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this week’s edition of Publishing U, Maggie Stuckey discusses the creative and library-centric programming she has been using to promote her book.   The library is the new community center—and authors can […]

Wine and Money: Isabelle Saporta’s Vino Business
By November 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Wine and Money: Isabelle Saporta’s Vino Business

How did French wine become a global commodity, the object of frenzied speculation among international investors? A French journalist tells the melancholy tale. Now that most humans live in a world of safe drinking water, the ubiquitousness of wine as a daily drinking beverage, even for children, has disappeared, replaced by the notion of wine […]

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