Despite being focused on food, the Foodies Read Challenge provided quite a bit of diversity. I read books that included cannibalism, a book that was a thinly disguised memoir, and stories that hinged around death. Some of these books made me hungry. Others, not at all (pickled wolf’s heart anyone?).
The Gourmet by Muriel Barberry was my only five-star read however, in retrospect, The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood was also worthy of full-marks – it was a ripper and one that I’ve been recommending to lots of people. I also thoroughly enjoyed Heartburn by Nora Ephron and was surprised by the depth of Allegra Goodman’s The Cookbook Collector.