- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little Brown and Company (18 Aug. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316242993
- ISBN-13: 978-0316242998
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 24.8 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 867,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books Hardcover – 18 Aug 2015
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""Voracious" is charming, poignant, and mouthwatering-a book for anyone who has craved a meal in a novel. Cara Nicoletti's writing captures the nourishment of literature and all the magical and tempting ways food and books enrich our lives." "Kate Christensen, author of "Blue Plate Special "and" The Great Man"""
"Nothing is more comforting than getting to know a new friend through their stories and their food. With Cara Nicoletti's book, I'm certain I have a new friend in her." "Joy Wilson, author of "Joy the Baker: Homemade Decadence"""
""Voracious" satisfies two powerful appetites: for great food and for great books. We come to know Cara and her family as she digs into the lives of beloved authors-Homer, Melville, Woolf, Tartt-and discovers the best techniques for making donuts and braising lamb in wine. Her debut is a feast: warm, big-hearted, and inviting." "Nina MacLaughlin, author of "Hammer Head"""
""Voracious "is a delicious culinary journey through Cara Nicoletti's love affair with reading; from the grilled peaches inspired by Joan Didion's 'Goodbye to All That' to "The Silence of the Lambs "and the chicken liver mousse that followed, this is a delightful, fun, mouthwatering intersection of the things I love most in life: books and food." "Elissa Altman, author of "Poor Man's Feast"""
"A pleasure for hungry readers." ""Kirkus"""
"As inviting as a bowl of homemade chocolate pudding. . . . Nicoletti turns both reading and cooking into eagerly anticipated visceral experiences." ""Publishers Weekly "(starred review)""
"Nicoletti serves up a mouth-watering scramble of memoir, criticism, and book-inspired recipes." ""O Magazine"""
"Like a wonderful appetizer, Nicoletti's entries are easy to digest and full of pleasing surprises." ""Bookpage"""
"This book is wonderful. It will fill your soul and your stomach." "Jeff Garlin, comedian and author of "My Footprint"""
"Her recipes... are enticing. And many of the individual essays, like one on a character in "Mrs. Dalloway" whose repression is expressed through her avaricious relationship with a chocolate eclair, are charming." "Lisa Abend, "The New York Times Book Review"""
About the Author
Cara Nicoletti is a butcher, recipe developer, and author of the literary recipe blog Yummy Books. She comes from a long line of butchers in Boston, Massachusetts and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Illustrator Marion Bolognesi lives and works in New York City and has exhibited her paintings around the globe. Her website is Marion-B.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I happen by her blog some time ago and loved everything about it. Her photography is spectacular, but her recipes are more so. So I am delighted to own her book now. No more running with the iPad into the kitchen to make sure I am doing it just like her. I cannot recommend this book enough. She combined her love for reading with her love for cooking and the result is a delightful trip into the mind of a chef - she would probably won't call herself a chef but I do - I believe it would make a wonderful gift for some young person interested in cooking. Not to speak of what may happen if they happen to become curious about the literary references. Get if for yourself or as a gift, you will not regret it.
I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but I'm most excited about the Chicken Liver Mousse because if anyone knows how to make that dish, it'd be a butcher!