Sample Saturday – foodie-lit picks

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Why I have it: Spotted on last year’s List of Lists.

Summary: Life, love and ‘waiting’ combine in a story about a woman’s first year in New York.

I’m thinking: Yes, love the writing.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

Why I have it: Can’t believe I haven’t read this yet…

Summary: Two friends, two time periods, good barbecue and good coffee.

I’m thinking: Yes because where else will a line like “By the way, Idgie says that one of her hens laid an egg with a ten-dollar bill in it” not seem ridiculous?

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard

Why I have it: Spotted on a Top Ten Tuesday list (sorry, can’t remember whose!)

Summary: Visiting Paris, Elizabeth sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman – and never went home again. Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pave au poivre?

I’m thinking: Yes. Can’t resist recipes woven into memoirs.

 

10 responses

  1. I read some pretty middling reviews of Sweetbitter but I picked it up at a used book sale anyways because it just sounded like a me book. I also haven’t read Fried Green Tomatoes (but absolutely plan to) and Lunch in Paris.. I also can’t resist recipes + memoirs. Man, I love food books.

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