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#1 Post by Nick Gangas » June 30th, 2019, 8:28 am

any recommendations for summer reading ? Looking for books about food, wine or restaurants ?

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#2 Post by Anders D » June 30th, 2019, 9:19 am

If you have never read "The Fourth Star" about Daniel Boulud's restaurant it is a great read that covers all of your topics.

although it seems to be a bit pricey now for some reason...
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#3 Post by J B a s k a m » June 30th, 2019, 10:03 am

Just re-read: Far Flung and Well Fed: The Food Writing of R.W. Apple, Jr. Originally out in 2009, it's a collection of his essays. It remains an enjoyable read.
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#4 Post by Mattstolz » June 30th, 2019, 10:03 am

if you haven't read Bourdains books, I really like them. I also really enjoyed Cork Dork if you want one truly about wine. Also about wine: in vino duplitas and Billionaires Vinegar. Last year I read A Really Big Lunch, basically an ode to guanicale and domaine Tempier, which was good. My favorite wine book I've read though was probably Wine and War.

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#5 Post by TomHill » June 30th, 2019, 11:18 am

Darren Delmore’s (TablasCreek guy) Lucky Country:Tales of a Vagabond Cellarhand. Darren is a talented writer and it’s a very entertaining read. He tells fun stories of his time in Australia.
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#6 Post by theocorrel » June 30th, 2019, 11:45 am

'Blue Trout and Black Truffles: The Perigrinations of an Epicure', Wechsberg (from the New Yorker). I'm not sure food writing gets better than this. (At lease if you like France.)

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#7 Post by David Wright » June 30th, 2019, 11:50 am

Adventures on the Wine Route -- Kermit Lynch.

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#8 Post by Matthew King » June 30th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Given your MidWest roots, I recommend the culinary/life musings of Jim Harrison.

“The Raw and the Cooked” is a collection of his food writing for Esquire. He was a poet and screenwriter (Legends of the Fall) with a hilarious and cutting take on haute cuisine.
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#9 Post by RickieM » June 30th, 2019, 2:03 pm

David Wright wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 11:50 am
Adventures on the Wine Route -- Kermit Lynch.
I second that recommendation. It's older, but if you've never read it, it is well worthwhile. It is my favorite wine book by far. Make sure to get the revised edition as it includes additional reading.
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#10 Post by blarmston » June 30th, 2019, 2:16 pm

“Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure” by Richard Mendelson
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#11 Post by Will Clements » June 30th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Wine and War
Cork Dork
Adventures on the Wine Route
Shadows in the Vineyard

All decent reads

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#12 Post by Keith_B » June 30th, 2019, 3:21 pm

I enjoyed Cork Dork, so another recommendation for that one.
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#13 Post by alan weinberg » June 30th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Feeding Frenzy. About 3 star European restaurants.

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#14 Post by Philip N. Jones » June 30th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Calvin Trillin

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#15 Post by Michael Reiss » July 1st, 2019, 9:03 am

Bursting Bubbles.

Great book on grower Champagne.

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#16 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » July 1st, 2019, 11:05 am

Give up all these new-fangled books. Read or reread anything by M.F.K. Fisher

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#17 Post by RyanC » July 1st, 2019, 11:25 am

theocorrel wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 11:45 am
'Blue Trout and Black Truffles: The Perigrinations of an Epicure', Wechsberg (from the New Yorker). I'm not sure food writing gets better than this. (At lease if you like France.)
Seconded. I love this book.
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#18 Post by JMFrawley » July 2nd, 2019, 7:01 am

Matthew King wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Given your MidWest roots, I recommend the culinary/life musings of Jim Harrison.

“The Raw and the Cooked” is a collection of his food writing for Esquire. He was a poet and screenwriter (Legends of the Fall) with a hilarious and cutting take on haute cuisine.
This! +1
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#19 Post by William Kelley » July 2nd, 2019, 7:13 am

Michael Reiss wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 9:03 am
Bursting Bubbles.

Great book on grower Champagne.
Have to second that, terrific book.
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#20 Post by Marcu$ Stanley » July 2nd, 2019, 11:16 am

Cork Dork was very enjoyable if shallow.

AJ Liebling's memoir of 1920s Paris "Between Meals" is about more than food and drink, but there is a ton of great writing about food and drink in there. A truly great book:


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#21 Post by Todd Abrams » July 5th, 2019, 3:01 pm

Matthew King wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Given your MidWest roots, I recommend the culinary/life musings of Jim Harrison.

“The Raw and the Cooked” is a collection of his food writing for Esquire. He was a poet and screenwriter (Legends of the Fall) with a hilarious and cutting take on haute cuisine.

Perhaps just as appropriate is “A Really Big Lunch” -- Harrison’s collection of food/wine-related essays published a year after his death. It features a handful of pieces that he wrote for Kermit Lynch’s newsletter. Some excellent stuff if not quite as polished as the essays from “The Raw and the Cooked.”

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#22 Post by Hank Victor » July 5th, 2019, 3:35 pm

in vino duplicitas - more in depth recount of 'sour grapes"
shadows in the vineyard - the extortion attempt of drc
monks and wine - a bit slow but solid read if your a history fan.
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