It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. It’s hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Do visit this fun blog and read all the other bookish lists. It’s a lot of fun and you’ll be sure to add books to your TBR pile. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Ten book recommendations for___________. I’ve decided to focus on books for Cooks and Gardeners. If you are interested in reading my last TTT, click here.
I love books that include recipes or gardening ideas. And its easy to find this in both fiction and nonfiction books theses days. Here is a list of some of my favorites.
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg. I believe this book is based on her blog? I just like the recipes and the stories behind them.
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. Another book based on a blog. Then made into a movie by Nora Ephron.
My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Julia Child’s book about her time living in France.
Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson. The second book in the Goldy Bear cozy mystery series. But its the first one in the series that I read. There are some chocolate recipes in this book that sound divine.
The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson. Number three in the Goldy Bear series
Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert. Another cozy mystery that features gardening and growing herbs.
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver. A memoir that features both gardening and cooking.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. I’ll never look at corn the same way again after reading this book.
From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden by Amy Stewart. This one is all a bout gardening. there are a lot of great tips in this memoir.
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart. I bought this book because I think it’s a great resource if you are thinking about writing a murder mystery. Thankfully, there are no recipes or tips on how to use wicked plants.
Have you read any of the books I’ve listed? Do you have suggestions for other books that feature gardening or cooking? Let me know in the comments below.