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The Armchair Gourmet

History of Food and Cuisine:

Food in History by Reay Tannahill

Curry:  A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors by Lizzie Collingham

Chocolate:  A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblum

A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove by Laura Schenone

Great Names, Great Writers:

The Physiology of Taste by Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

The James Beard Cookbook by James Beard

Julie and Julia:  365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell

The Measure of Her Powers by M. F. K. Fisher

Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David

Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

Square Meals by Jane and Michael Stern

The Gourmet Cookbook, edited by Ruth Reichl

The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller

The International Armchair Gourmet:

Monet’s Table by Claire Joyes

          (CD:  Putumayo Kids Presents French Playground)

Frida’s Fiestas by Guadalupe Rivera

A Taste of India by Madhur Jaffrey

          (CD:  Full Circle by Ravi Shankar)

The Whole Beast by Fergus Henderson

Fiesta:  A Celebration of Latin Hospitality by Anya Von Bremzen

Pig Tails ‘n’ Breadfruit by Austin Clarke

The Florida Cookbook by Jeanne Voltz

Alexandra Stoddard’s Tea Celebrations

Specialty Items:

Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen by Lorna Sass

          (CD:  Serenity Suite by Steven Halpern)

Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating by Ari Weinzweig

Tracy Porter’s Inspired Gatherings

Fete Accompli by Lara Shriftman

Dinner is Served by Arthur Inch

The Storm Gourmet by Daphne Nikolopoulos

The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman

Being Dead is No Excuse by Gayden Metcalfe

A Table for Two by Sharon O’Connor

DVD’s for Gourmets:


Eat Drink Man Woman

Scent of Green Papaya

Like Water for Chocolate

Babette’s Feast

A Few More CD’s:

Bayou Deluxe:  Michael Doucet and Beausoleil

Whiskey in the Jar

Celtic Woman


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