Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Food & Print...Perfect Together by Beth Panageotou

It’s summer EATING season!  Barbecues, picnics, school parties, al fresco dining at your favorite restaurant, charcoal, cocktails, sun tea, popsicles.  The feelings associated with food and warm weather are tangible.  This is definitely most evident at the local farmers markets.  Sights, sounds and smells of summer ‘food bonding’ to come!

It’s also summer READING season!  Regardless of age, the beach bags and reading lists are full of suggestions of adventure, love, suspense and…food!  As we begin the sensory season of summer, here are a few of my favorites that pair together the magical combination of print and food!  Feel free to eat (or drink) while reading! 

--> Literary works ranging from books about food to books including food
1.  The Billionaire’s Vinegar: Benjamin Wallace (2009)
2.  The Canterbury Tales: Chaucer
3.  Eat, Pray, Love: Elizabeth Gilbert (2007)
4.  Garlic and Sapphires: Ruth Reichl (2005)
5.  The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
6.  Julie and Julia: Julie Powell (2009)
7.  The Jungle: Upton Sinclair
8.  Kitchen Confidential: Anthony Bourdain (2000)
9.  Luncheon of the Boating Party: Susan Vreeland (2008)
10. The Man Who Ate Everything: Jeffrey Steingarten  (1997)
11. A Moveable Feast: Ernest Hemingway (1964)
12. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Michael Pollan (2007)
13. The Soul of a Chef: Michael Ruhlman (2001)
14. Seating Arrangements: Maggie Shipstead (2012)
15. The Vintage Caper: Peter Mayle (2010)

--> Get Cooking!
The Art of the Bar: Hollinger & Schwartz
Art of Living According to Joe Beef: Frederic Morin, David McMillan
Bouchon: Thomas Keller
How to Roast a Lamb: Michael Psilakis
I am almost always hungry: Lora Zarubin
Jamie’s Italy: Jamie Oliver
Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Julia Child
Momofuku: David Chang
Think Like a Chef: Tom Colicchio
Volt ink.: Bryan & Michael Voltaggio

ABOUT BETH: Beth Panageotou is the CEO and co-founder of Page’s Corner, Inc.
Beth has a BA from Mount Saint Mary’s University and has a background in public policy and education.  After working in Washington, DC, she taught high school social studies and developed her passion to incorporate multiple learning philosophies, learning styles and student-centered activities within the confines of both the traditional and extracurricular classroom setting.  This carried over to her personal life as Beth left teaching to care for her two wonderful daughters (ages 4 & 7).   Beth strongly believes in the need to stress literacy and creativity in the early stages of child development, as is reflected in the mission of Page’s Corner and the creation of the Mission Read campaign.
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