Culinary Memoirs

Updated September 19, 2022
Drag items up and down to your preferred order then select the "Save Order" button.
Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly
Bourdain, Anthony.
An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain's mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original edition Almost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, "Don't Eat before You Read This," by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain...
Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen
Powell, Julie.
Julie Julia is the story of Julie Powell's attempt to revitalizeher marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, VolumeI, in a period of 365 days.The result is a masterful medley of BridgetJones' Diary meets Like...
My life in France
Child, Julia.
The bestselling story of Julia's years in France in her own words--and the basis for the film Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the...
Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise
Reichl, Ruth.
GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review...
Tender at the bone
Reichl, Ruth.
For better or worse, almost all of us grow up at the table. It is in this setting that Ruth Reichl's brilliantly written memoir takes its form. For, at a very early age, Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world . . . if you watched people as they ate, you could find...
Heat : an amateur's adventures as kitchen slave, line cook, pasta maker, and apprentice to a Dante-quoting butcher in Tuscany
Buford, Bill.
Bill Buford—author of the highly acclaimed best-selling Among the Thugs—had long thought of himself as a reasonably comfortable cook when in 2002 he finally decided to answer a question that had nagged him every time he prepared a meal: What kind of cook could he be if he worked...
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American--"in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself" (NPR). * CELEBRATING...
Blood, bones, & butter : the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef
Hamilton, Gabrielle.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK nbsp; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Miami Herald * Newsday * The Huffington Post * Financial Times * GQ * Slate * Men's Journal * Washington Examiner * Publishers Weekly * Kirkus...
Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen
Laurie Colwin
A delectable mix of essays and recipes from the critically acclaimed writer: "As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking" (The New York Times Book Review). In this delightful celebration of food, family, and friends, one of America's most cherished...
The sweet life in Paris delicious adventures in the world's most glorious--and perplexing--city
Lebovitz, David.
Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases,...
Yes, chef
Samuelsson, Marcus.
JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "VOGUE" - "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER "One of the great culinary stories of our time."--Dwight Garner, "The New York Times" " " It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook...
The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
Jacques Pepin
A culinary legend tells his story, from boyhood in wartime France to stardom in America, and shares favorite recipes: "A delicious book...a joy."--The New York Times Book Review   In this memoir, the man Julia Child called "the best chef in America" tells...
Taste : my life through food
Tucci, Stanley
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a Notable Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen....
Climbing the mango trees : a memoir of a childhood in India
Jaffrey, Madhur
Today’s most highly regarded writer on Indian food gives us an enchanting memoir of her childhood in Delhi in an age and a society that has since disappeared. Madhur (meaning “sweet as honey”) Jaffrey grew up in a large family compound where her grandfather often presided over...
Mastering the art of French eating : lessons in food and love from a year in Paris
Mah, Ann.
When journalist Ann Mah's husband is given a diplomatic assignment in Paris, Mah, a lifelong foodie and Francophile, begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a yearlong post - alone - turning Mah's vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light...
Notes from a young Black chef : a memoir
Onwuachi, Kwame
"Kwame Onwuachi's story shines a light on food and culture not just in American restaurants or African American communities but around the world." --Questlove   By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi (winner of the 2019 James Beard Foundation Award for ...
My Berlin kitchen : a love story, with recipes
Weiss, Luisa.
The Wednesday Chef cooks her heart out, finds her way home, and shares her recipes with us It takes courage to turn your life upside down, especially when everyone is telling you how lucky you are. But sometimes what seems right can feel deeply wrong. My Berlin Kitchen...
Give a girl a knife : a memoir
Thielen, Amy
A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman's journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining--and back again--in search of her culinary roots   Before Amy Thielen frantically plated rings of truffled potatoes in...
Burn the Place: A Memoir
Iliana Regan

Library staff! You can create and contribute to lists. Contact your catalog administrator or log in here.