Mary Alice’s Books of Christmas for Food Lovers

Each year at Holiday time, our mystery book store is bursting with more than mystery books. There are terrific children’s books, gift books, games and puzzles packing the shelves. For the mystery lovers who love food books too, here are a few of my suggestions.

Why Italians Love to Talk About Food
A Journey through Italy's great regional cuisines, from Alps to Sicily by Elena Kostioukovitch
Forward by Umberto Eco and Carol Field

Here's a journey through a food culture about which most of us have a fleeting knowledge. Liguria to Lombardy or Sardinia to Sicily food landscapes are gloriously detailed. This is a well written book for reading about food----both festive and nourishing. I loved the truffle tales.

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