Readers Roundtable Episode 15: Food & Fun in July!

July 2019 Readers RoundTable: Food & Family

CADL Collection Development Specialists Jessica Trotter, Mari Garza, and Cheryl Lindemann discuss book with a strong food element. Foods can be associated with home and community and there are so many fabulous titles that have food and cooking at their heart. Here are the titles that came up in our discussion.


Mari’s Picks:

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

Rutabaga The Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal

Today is Monday by Eric Carle

Feast For 10 by Cathryn Falwell

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale From Kenya by Mary and Rich Chamberlin

North of Happy by Adi Alsaid

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate—title I couldn’t remember in reference to beignets


Cheryl’s Picks:

Ruth Reichl’s memoirs:

§  Save Me the Plums

§  Comfort Me with Apples

§  Tender at the Bone

§  Garlic and Sapphires

§  My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig

The Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig

Blood, Bones, and Butter:  The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio

Everyone Loves Cupcake by Kelly DiPucchio

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun by Tory Bilski

Kitchen Yarns:  Notes of Love, Life and Food by Ann Hood

Grace Stirs Up Success – J DVD


Jessica’s Picks:

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor


Happy reading!