Tag Archives | Food Literature

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles


     I love Chinese food. Growing up in New York we would make monthly excursions to China town for memorable banquets. Living in San Francisco years later, I really started to learn about how incredible Chinese cusine is. I picked up this book a the IACP conference and have really enjoyed reading it. Written by Jennifer 8 Lee […]

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The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry


Flavorista Kitty gave me this culinary coming of age book for my birthday.  I devoured it in less than a week, which is a pretty gigantic accomplishment around here, as the majority of books I get through from cover to cover are on CD, in the car stereo. Kathleen Flinn’s memoir is a very easy […]

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The Seven Silly Eaters


To say that this book is a Mayone family favorite is an understatement.  The Seven Silly Eaters, written by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Marla Frazee, is such a bedtime standard in this house that I can read it without looking at the words. Parents of fussy eaters will enjoy this story because it is […]

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Soup for Breakfast


If you like to give books as holiday gifts, be sure to add Calef Brown books to the top of your shopping list.  The book shelf at Casa Mayone has a growing collection of Brown’s work.  His writing is silly, whimsical and downright fun to read.  His illustrations are pleasing to the eye with gorgeous colors […]

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Yes, There are American Culinary Traditions!


Molly O’Neill is a Flavorista Icon because she is fervently working  to document our melting pot culinary heritage. She is a great storyteller, food writer, critic and chef. Back in 1992, she started on her quest with the New York Cookbook which is still in print sixteen years later! This is such an amazing tome of recipes […]

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Food Literature – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle


I am almost finished reading this wonderful book on growing and eating one’s own food by Barbara Kingsolver.  The author and her family chronicled an entire year of being “localvores”, those who live off what their land produces, supplemented only by food available locally.  I recommend this book to anyone who is completely out of touch with how food is grown and […]

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