Eucharistic Eating Bibliography
When a book features a link, it is to a review I have written on this blog. If you go through my reading round ups, you will find some more books featuring shorter reviews.
Starting on Monday, March 6, I will be leading a lecture series through the six weeks of Lent, entitled Eucharistic Eating. The purpose of the class is to look at how we can bring our everyday eating into the Eucharist and the Eucharist into our everyday eating.
This is an ongoing project of mine. This series marks a step along the road. Below I’ve listed a series of books that have or will continue to influence my thinking on the subject. This list is not complete, and I have read most, but not all the books contained therein. I hope as I continue on to work my way through the few that I haven’t been able to read yet.
If you have any suggestion for me to add to this list, please feel free to add them in the comments section beneath the post. Thank you.
Eucharistic Eating: Biography
Allemang, John. The Importance of Lunch: and other real-life adventures in good eating, Vintage Canada, 2000
Angelou, Maya. Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories With Recipes. Random House, 2004.
Apple Jr., R. W. Far Flung and Well Fed: The Food Writing of R. W. Apple Jr. St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Barlow, John. Everything but the Squeal: Eating the Whole Hog in Northern Spain, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Bracken, Peg. A Window Over the Sink: A Mainly Affectionate Memoir. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981.
Brand, Jo. Feast Here Awhile: Adventures in American Eating. Ticknor and Fields, 1993.
Bruni, Frank. Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, The Penguin Press, 2009
Bourdain, Anthony. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Bloomsbury, 2001.
DeSalvo, Louise. Crazy in the Kitchen: Food, Feuds, and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family, Bloomsbury, 2004
Ehman, Amy Jo. Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner. Couteau Books, 2010.
Gaffigan, Jim. Food: A Love Story. Crown Archetype, 2014.
Gargani, Sharon Oddson with Rena Bulkin. Once Upon a Tuscan Table: Tales and Recipes From Trattoria Garga. Camino Books, Inc., 2006.
Jones, Judith. The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Kirk, Patty. Starting from Scratch: Memoirs of a Wandering Cook, Thomas Nelson, 2007.
Leith, William. The Hungry Years: Confessions of a Food Addict. Bond Street Books, 2005.
Maisto, Michelle. The Gastronomy of Marriage: A Memoir of Food and Love, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009.
Martin, Sasha. Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness, National Geographic, 2015.
Perry, Michael. Coop: A Family, A Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg, Harper Perennial, 2009
Powell, Julie. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, Black Bay Books, 2000
Reichl, Ruth. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, Broadway Books, 1999.
Ross, Cecily. Love in the Time of Cholesterol: A Memoir with Recipes, Viking Canada, 2006.
Severson, Kim. Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life, A Memoir, Riverhead Books, 2010
Spitz, Bob: The Saucier’s Apprentice, One Long Strange Trip through the Great Cooking Schools of Euroope, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008
Trillin, Calvin. Alice, let’s Eat: Further Adventures of A Happy Eater, Random House Trade Publications, 2007
Tye, Diane. Baking as Biography: A Life Story in Recipes, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010
Von Bremzen, Anya. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing, Crown, 2013.
West, Michael Lee. Consuming Passions: A Food Obsessed Life (uncorrected proof), HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
Wine, Cynthia. Eating for A Living: Notes from a Professional Diner. Viking, 1993.