Saturday, July 27, 2013

Weekend Cooking: Modern Library Food Series


Weekend Cooking, hosted at Beth Fish Reads, is open to anyone who has a food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up over the weekend.




Instead of a book review or recipe, today I want to tell you about a recently discovered series of books. I've long been a fan of Modern Library and, when faced with a choice, almost always opt for their editions.

A couple of weeks ago, in conjunction with Paris in July, Audrey reviewed Clementine in the Kitchen by Samuel Chamberlain. Audrey's reviews often prompt additions to my wish list, but this time I was thrilled to discover that the book is actually part of Modern Library's Food Series.

Naturally, further investigation was in order. Though not a large series, the books, both nonfiction and fiction, seem to have vintage leanings and several look quite interesting. My wish list is officially out of control.



Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food) by Gourmet Magazine Editors and Ruth Reichl


The Passionate Epicure: La Vie et la Passion de Dodin-Bouffant, Modern Library Food Series by Marcel Rouff 


Katish: Our Russian Cook (Modern Library Food) by Wanda Frolov, Henry Stahlhut and Marion Cunningham


Cooking with Pomiane (Modern Library Food) by Edouard de Pomiane, Peggie Benton and Elizabeth David


High Bonnet: A Novel of Epicurean Adventures (Modern Library Food) by Jones, Idwal and Bourdain, Anthony




20 comments:

  1. Modern Library's Food Series? Who knew??

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  2. I adore the cover layout/design -- so eye-catching!

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  3. OK, let's see ... I write about a book which prompts you to want other books and then you write about those books and now I want them too. Hmmm. Isn't this a Ponzi scheme or somehow vaguely illegal? These all look great, don't they?

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    1. Audrey - Heh heh... I guess that's one way of looking at it ;-)
      My wish list has taken a serious hit!

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  4. I was not familiar with Modern Library -- this series sounds fantastic--more additions to the TBR :) As an aside, the cover of The Modern Epicure looks like the picture they based the chef in Ratatouille on!

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  5. I never knew about this series - what a wonderful thing to stumble across! Thank you for sharing your find!

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  6. I did not know about this series either. It sounds like you are going to very busy,

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  7. I'd added Clementine to my wishlist too, but now,... oh dear! I want them all!

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  8. love the covers on this series, I'd not heard of them so thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Oh there are a few I haven't heard of! I guess my vow to not buy any books this summer is officially broken (running off to see about buying one or two or three).

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  10. I didn't know about this Modern Library series. (I wonder what other series they have that I don't know about...hmmmm.)

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    1. Laurie C - I'm almost afraid to investigate that one ;-)

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  11. I always learn something from the folks who share on Weekend Cooking series. Will check that Modern Library out.

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  12. Thanks for this useful list of classics that one can collect! I love Pomiane -- he had a radio show about cooking in the 1920s, so it may have been the first anywhere.

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  13. Looks like a fun series -- I had no idea this existed!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  14. I've never heard of these books until now but I can see why they're on your wish list! I'm actually becoming more and more interested in cooking lately and these sound great.

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  15. ooh, what a nice, and dangerous, collection!!

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  16. How are we ever going to read all the books we want to read? Shouldn't our governments be thinking about this? What about establishing government jobs for Readers?

    Here's my It's Monday.

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  17. Oh my goodness! You've just added a bunch of titles to my tbr list. I had no idea there was a Modern Library Food Series!

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