December/January Book Selection: A Taste for Adventure

3 12 2009

Hi everyone!  I am Rachel, the Crispy Cook, and I am happy to be the current host of Cook the Books, the foodie book club started last year by me and my two blogger friends, Deb of Kahakai Kitchen and Jo of Food Junkie, Not Junk Food. Our current book selection is Anik See’s book “A Taste for Adventure: A Culinary Odyssey Around the World” (NY: Seal Press, 2002). See traveled by bicycle through Malaysia, Singapore, Patagonia, Thailand, Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, Indonesia, Argentina, Iran, Mexico and Canada, and her observations about this intimate tour of these lands and the people she met in transit is absorbing reading.   This book was also published in Canada under the title “A Fork in the Road”.

I am also delighted to announce that our author, Anik See, has graciously agreed to serve as our guest judge.   See previously worked as a researcher for the Canadian television cooking show “The Urban Peasant” and now lives in The Netherlands, where she continues to write, as well designing and repairing books (be still my bibliophilic heart!).  You can see examples of her bookbinding and book arts at her website.

To join us at Cook the Books, all you have to do is read the book, blog about it and something you cook up that is inspired by your reading. The deadline for doing so is Friday, January 22, 2010. I will post a roundup of blog posts afterward and then our guest judge, Anik See, will read them and  pick a winning post. The winner receives a badge for their blog, addition to the Cook the Books blog roll and all the accolades one can put up with. Sound fun? Please do join us, we love reading everyone’s thoughts about our book picks and seeing the creative entries from kitchens around the world.



8 responses

3 12 2009
My Year on the Grill

OK, will try to hunt this one down… I do love this idea

4 12 2009

I just finished reading the book yesterday! I am so excited to cook from this book! Such lovely, evocative writing. I’m not an outdoorsy sort of girl and I don’t think there is a bike seat to fit my backside, but I had fantasies of hopping on a bike and heading off into the countryside!

4 12 2009

I am excited to read this book! I have it on the top of my pile to take to Portland and read over Christmas–seems like great plane fare! 😉

4 12 2009
My Year on the Grill

Ok ladies… had this book for less than $2. Just ordered mine.

I LOVE this idea!

Will try to be a regular

4 12 2009

My book arrived a while ago, I am excited to read it!

5 12 2009
Angelo Crapanzano

I admit that I love to cook. I cook all the breakfasts, most meats, that is anything that is grilled, And all the fish. I’m fortunate in that I have a built in grill in the kitchen. It’s handy here in Ohio. My wife always over cooks meat and fish. However since I am a male I’m not looking to expand my cooking tasks, so thank you but no thank you.

10 12 2009

I would love to participate! Thanks for finding me and commenting on my blog! Provided my new life as a mother won’t interfere too much (HA!) I’m gamely going to give this a try. Many thanks for the invite! Hope to see you all on the web soon! Denine

15 12 2009

I’m having a bit of trouble laying my hands on this one. The library doesn’t have it and Amazon has held my order up twice. The last indefinitely. What’s with that?? Anyway will now try through some of the larger bookstores off island.

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