Tuesday, August 14, 2012


On a recent trip to Dubai I spent almost all of my time at Book World. The Food and Travel section at this shop at Dubai Mall is my oasis. I am addicted to food memoirs, cookbooks, magazines and being on vacation means buying as many as I can! I refuse to buy books online because the joy of walking in to a book store and picking up a hard copy and flipping through the pages is just incomparable. These are some of the books that I've liked and recommend. Do you have a favorite book? Please send me your recommendations so I can start planning my next vacation ;p

Here is my list (includes memoirs, cookbooks and a journal...in no particular order) 

- The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season at elBulli by Lisa Abend 

I was reading this book a day before my visit to elBulli and the book made the visit a surreal experience!

- Spiced: A Pastry Chef's True Stories of Trials by Fire, After-Hours Exploits, and What Really Goes on in the Kitchen by Dalia Jurgensen 

I think the title says it all :)

- Garlic and Sapphires: The secret life of a food critic by Ruth Reichl 

Interesting to read about the 'other side'

- Born Round by Frank Bruni 

Gifted to me by a very dear friend this book hits home on many levels.

- Apron Anxiety by Alyssa Shelasky 

Chic lit meets food. Perfect.

- My Life in France by Julia Child 

Paris, Sigh.

- Eggs by Michel Roux 

An entire book dedicated to recipes around eggs! My idea of perfect food.

- The High Performance Entrepreneur by Subroto Bagchi 

Something I refer to every time I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

- Lucky Peach by Peter Meehan and David Chang 

Ok I confess, I am in love with David Chang. I will read anything that has his name on it (and believe me, I have). I keep stealing these journals from a friend and must return them soon. My favorite articles

- Trickle - Down: The circuitous Path of Ideas in Food and Fashion by Christine Muhlke (Issue 3)

- Should you go to Culinary School? (Maybe, But Probably Not) by Mark Wilson (Issue 3)

- Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton 

I am currently reading this one and can't put it down!

- Sacre Cordon Bleu, What the French know about cooking by Michael Booth 

- The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn 

- CookWise, The Secrets of Cooking Revealed by Shirley O. Corriher 

- The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit 

Thanks to this book I made my maple bacon cupcake. True Love.

- What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained by Robert L. Wolke. 

- Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain 

These are just some that I can think of for now. I would love to keep adding to the list so please help me out! Waiting to see your list :) 


  1. Frances Mayes - Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in the World
    All the Peter Mayle Provence books
    The Adventure of Food: True Stories of Eating Everything by Richard Sterling

  2. I am now reading Garlic and Sapphires. What a riot. There is a book called Life Is Meals, which is fabulous. I love it. Am also reading It Must Be What I Ate, which is fab. Your list is a good one. Makes me wanna make one of my own. :)

  3. Notwithstanding, before you choose to chance your auto utilizing automobile title credits, read these tips first. You could stay away from some possibly exorbitant missteps on the off chance that you comprehend what to look out for. quick car title loans chicago

  4. Lamentably, in the event that you are not watchful, you can resemble a ton of the borrowers who end up getting restricted into a consistent obtaining cycle.
    personal cash advance chicago

  5. This kind of administration is turning into a most loved among individuals who esteem speed and accommodation. Contrasted with the standard customary method for check getting the money for inside monetary establishments. check cashing san diego