June 12, 2004
24 Down, 28 To Go

Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville, was a fun read given the dark subject matter, had an interesting premise, and in all was a worthy return to the science fiction genre for me.

I haven't been counting my work reading in this project, but I've picked up (and started) Jeffrey Zeldman's Designing With Web Standards and have enjoyed it so far.

I'd like to read a cookbook (or book on cooking) next, any suggestions? I have to warn you that my wife and I have over seventy-five cookbooks, so I'm looking for something informative, unique and interesting that hasn't crossed my path.

Posted by david on June 12, 2004
Comments

zeldman rules

Posted by: mike on June 12, 2004 04:05 PM

alton brown's i'm just here for the food is a very good, instructional, informational, and fun read. there are some recipes, but mostly it's about techniques and the science behind cooking.

Posted by: lisa on June 12, 2004 05:26 PM

I loved DWWS. Zeldman's writing style keeps things interesting throughout. Really an enjoyable read.

Do you have any Yamuna Devi or Kurma Das cookbooks? Those Krishnas make some incredible vegetarian Indian food.

Posted by: la1itree on June 12, 2004 05:45 PM

Try the Blue Strawberry Cookbook by James Haller. Its an incredibly fun read, with lots of adventureous recipies.

Posted by: Danford on June 12, 2004 05:57 PM

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Posted by: alan williamson on June 12, 2004 06:56 PM

I'll second the motion on Alton Brown. It's a damn fun book to read, even if you never bother to actually cook anything.

Posted by: Chris ODonnell on June 12, 2004 07:58 PM

if you haven't read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, then you should definitely check it out. its not so much about cooking as it is about the whole restaurant subculture.

Posted by: josh on June 13, 2004 07:22 AM

if you haven't read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, then you should definitely check it out. its not so much about cooking as it is about the whole restaurant subculture.

Posted by: josh on June 13, 2004 07:22 AM

Call me predictable, but I loved reading "How to Eat" by Nigella Lawson. There actually aren't that many recipes (though the ones that are included have turned out very well for me), but there are tons of great overheated passages (some even bordering on food-porn-camp, truth be told) about the joys of stuffing one's face. It's a very fun read.

Posted by: Max on June 13, 2004 08:08 AM

alton brown has a weblog too!

http://www.altonbrown.com/pages/rants.html

he's like the largeheartedboy of food, if i may dare say... and if food were downloadable :D

Posted by: babel5 on June 15, 2004 02:38 PM

Laurie Colwin's "Homecooking" is just the ticket. She achieved cult status with her novels before her very early death. This book is a comfort and a joy.

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