Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Food, Glorious Food

There are many fabulous things about summer. And, if you think about it, many involve food - fairs, picnics, farmers' markets... you get the idea. If your inner chef is feeling adventurous, the Murphy Library can help wet your appetite.

Just in, is Julia Child's memoir, My Life in France. Extremely readable, Julia shares her experiences in Paris after World War II. The city and its people helped mold her into the culinary icon she later became with her co-authored classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

If you'd like to follow another food celebrity, Giada De Laurentiis shares culinary secrets in her book, Giada's Family Meals.

If history is more your cup, try Salt: A World History, Spice: The History of Temptation, and The Big Oyster. Each work focuses on food and its relations to history and the development of human civilization.

If you'd rather focus on the technical aspects of cooking and baking, the library also has a collection of Alton Brown's DVDs. Each focuses on a specific technical aspect of cooking.

bon Appetit'

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