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Food Memoirs

The language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
Food connects the author to the two cultures of her childhood –American and Jordanian

Hallelujah! the welcome table [electronic resource] by Maya Angelou
Memories and recipes—from her childhood in Arkansas and her world travel.

Rosemary and bitter oranges: growing up in a Tuscan kitchen by Patrizia Chen
Recollections of a youth spent in the Tuscan seaside town of Livomo.

My life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Child's experiences in Paris and Marseille led her to create a food revolution in America.

A culinary traveller in Tuscany: exploring & eating off the beaten track by Beth Elon
Ten itineraries down the back roads of Tuscany end in memorable meals.

Daughter of heaven: the true story of the only woman to become Emperor of China by Nigel Cawthorne
The author discovers her Chinese heritage through her grandmother's traditional cuisine.

Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
This classic and folksy novel takes readers back to the thirties, where a friendship blooms between two girls who run a homey, little cafe in Alabama.

On rue Tatin: living and cooking in a French town by Susan Herrmann Loomis
Cooking school in Paris led to a house in Normandy and a lifetime love of France.

Under the Tuscan sun: at home in Italy by Frances Mayes
Restoring a villa in Tuscany, the author discovers the beauty of Italian life and food.

Monsoon diary: a memoir with recipes by Shoba Narayan
Indian recipes and tales of childhood in South India and adulthood in the U.S.

The apprentice: my life in the kitchen by Jacques Pépin
The famous chef's life in food, from World War 2 France to international acclaim.