Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti is about the author's exploration into foods from some of the books that have played a meaningful role in her life. As someone who has studied literature in college and had a variety of jobs in restaurants, bakeries, butcher shops, and more, Nicoletti brings a unique perspective to a topic that has fascinated readers and eaters for centuries.

(picture taken from Goodreads)

Conclusion: This book is brilliant. Absolute genius. With books and food, you already have a good chance with me, but Nicoletti doesn't just let those carry her through on an easy read. Her brilliance is found in her balance of composition. She writes about books that have meant something to her personally, people and moments through which these books reached her, and the food inspired by all of this reading, which brings it all home. Each section with a recipe and prose is about three or four pages long, which feels like just enough. That all being said, I haven't actually tried any of the recipes yet, so that might change my review later. Probably won't be making the White Garlic Soup, but lots of them sound delicious! Definitely coming back to try the Challah Bread, for one.

Recommendation: This book is great for anyone who loves to cook and to read, or even just to read about food and books!

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