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12 Days of Audio Day Seven: For the Foodie


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Foodie is an alienating term these days but it’s easier than saying food lovers, so I’m going with it.  Also, who doesn’t love food? That’s so general. Anyway, for those in your life that take loving food to a whole other level, we have the perfect gifts. They can’t eat them so maybe they’re not perfect, but these five audiobooks are definitely the next best thing.

On the 100th anniversary of her birth, there’s no better book to read than Bob Spitz’s biography of Julia Child. Dearie is an extremely comprehensive and extremely lovely account of the life of a woman who made cooking accessible to all. With diary entries and letters Dearie lets us know into the world of Julia, the woman rather than Julia, the chef.

For the food & fiction lover, there’s The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle. Writing about France’s culture and food the way no one else can, Mayle takes beloved character Sam Levitt on a romp through the country’s coastal region.

Gabrielle Hamilton and Marcus Samuelsson are both James Beard Award winners. They both own amazing restaurants in New York City (Prune, and Red Rooster respectively), and they both wrote incredible memoirs:  Blood, Bones & Butter and Yes, Chef.

Also check out the Grammy® nominated American Grown by First Lady Michelle Obama. This is not only the story of the “learning garden” but also the First Lady’s own story, with tips to improve eating habits that come from her personal experience and guidance on how to start planting urban, community and school gardens.

Make sure to Instagram pictures of your wrapped audiobooks before you listen!

See something you’d like to keep for yourself? Don’t forget to enter to win a selection from the entire Twelve Days of Audio!

One Response to “12 Days of Audio Day Seven: For the Foodie”

  1. John E. Stark says:

    Love mysteries by John Sandford, Vince Flynn, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, Lee Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Michael Connelly, Dean Koontz and James Patterson.

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