Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Armchair Foodie Travel Books

Could anything be better than armchair travel books?
Well, how about armchair foodie travel books?!

Here's a list of some of my favorites from that genre:

On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town

Spain: A Culinary Road Trip

The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France

American Pie: 
Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads

Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: 
A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China

Fried Eggs with Chopsticks

McCarthy's Bar: 
A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

Untangling Chopsticks: 
A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto

Stolen Figs and Other Adventures in Calabria

Two for the Road: 
Our Love Affair with American Food

The Spice Necklace: 
A Food Lover's Caribbean Adventure
Have you read any of these? Can you think of others I should add to this list?

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  1. All new to me... can't wait to explore these titles further!!

  2. These are not really my kind of reads, but I love the topic!!

  3. What a fun post! I've never read anything like this so thanks for the suggestions!

    Here are my Top Ten!

    1. I can't believe you've never read anything like this!

  4. I love foodie books and I love travel books! Currently American Pie is the only one I own but all of these are on my TBR.

    1. I wonder if there are more that I haven't read....

  5. What a fun way to explore the world!

  6. It's my favorite way to explore the world!

  7. Armchair travel books any kind are wonderful! Thank you for a great list! As I´m specially interested in Japan and am visiting Kyoto in November I´ll try to get hold of Untangling chopsticks

  8. I've read On Rue Tatin and loved it! The others look enticing. I need to add some of them to my TBR list.

  9. I love this topic! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

  10. The American Pie one really caught my eye. I've always wanted to wander around the state and outward to do this kind of book or blog or series.

  11. Very interesting list! I had no idea that Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali had collaborated, that's pretty cool!

  12. Very creative list! I usually prefer foodie fiction over nonfiction. I did read some of the chapters in Lonely Planet's A Fork in the Road and thought it was pretty interesting. There are some very adventurous eaters out there but I would not be one of them. Especially the part about eating casu marzu. No thanks! I'd check out some of the books on your list particularly On Rue Tatin or American Pie.

  13. I am glad that you included these as a part of your "Ask the Expert' post. As crazy as it seems, not that I have a more serious interest in nonfiction based blogs, I didn't know that foodie fiction was actually a thing. Now that I know, I am quite intrigued.


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