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What Book Rests on Your Bedside Table?

I typically love dozing off while flipping through pretty cookbook photos and glossy magazine spreads, but on the occasion, I put those aside for some serious hardbacks. Whether it's a nonfiction book about food politics or a biography on a chef I admire, these books tend to stack up on my bedside table. My mom bought Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child ($17) this August, and I swooped it from her bedside table before she had a chance to crack the spine. I guiltily admit that I have yet to get past chapter one, but I enjoy looking at the cover of Julia's cheerful smile each day. I'm giving myself until the end of the year to finish it!

Tell us: what food book is on your bedside table?

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Nicole-Perry Nicole-Perry 3 years
I'm just about to finish the Fortune Cookie Chronicles (great read on Chinese-American food), up next is My Berlin Kitchen.
dwhitley dwhitley 3 years
@Frances23 What was it about?
Frances23 Frances23 3 years
"Food Rules" by Michael Pollan (author of Omnivore's dilemma) for a refresher read!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 3 years
Really, though, there's never NOT a food book on my nightstand, whether it's a Ruth Reichl memoir, some Calvin Trillin humor, or the latest issue of a food magazine.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 3 years
I stole "The Recipe Writer's Handbook" from Nicole Perry and I'm currently reading that. And I need to start reading "Gumbo Tales," which a friend lent me as well.
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