Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fourteen great books for food lovers

The James Beard Foundation, an organization committed to culinary education and achievement, selected 14 books for food lovers to explore this summer.

The Christian Science Monitor has an online feature on the collection, which includes:
"The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food," by Jennifer 8 Lee

Does the fortune cookie actually come from China? Absolutely not. That's just one tidbit Jennifer 8 Lee learns as she travels across the US to discover what most of us already suspected: American Chinese food is not Chinese. But Lee goes on to delve deeper here, exploring the history of Chinese food in the US and its impact on American life and the immigrant experience.
Read about the other books on the list.

Writers Read: Jennifer 8. Lee (June 2007).

--Marshal Zeringue