Do you guys read cookbooks and food related books in bed? It’s recently become my favourite little thing. There’s just an incredible comfort that comes from reading about other people’s food memories, their family traditions, and unforgettable exotic flavours they encountered in faraway lands.
For me it all began when I felt like re-reading Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl on a rainy Sunday morning. I remembered the beautifully written essays at the beginning of each section and felt like revisiting some of them; I also hoped to find some inspiration before shopping for the week’s meals. I thought I’d read the essay at the start of the winter section and then flip through the seasonal recipes for some ideas. I did just that but then at bedtime I simply continued reading. A week later I had read the whole book, bit by bit every night.
I have now moved on to reading Where shall we go for dinner? by Tamasin Day Lewis which is described as a food romance and it is just that. A book about food, and travel and love; it’s such a joy to read.
Next up, I’ve got my sights on Julie and Julia by Julie Powell; considering how much I love the movie it’s about time I read it. But I’d love to hear what your favourite food memoirs and cookbooks are?