Monday, November 18, 2013

The Foodies Read 2014 Challenge

OK,  here another reading challenge I did this past year and would like to try again next year.   I picked Sous Chef level last year, but went over that, so I will go for the Chef de Cuisine level, though I may go over that one, too.  To sign up, visit this link.
Foodies Read 2014

Welcome to the 2014 edition of Foodies Read! 

If you are new to a food/reading challenge, you may be wondering – what is a “food book”? A food book is a book which is centered around food and/or drinks. That could be a cookbook, a food biography or memoir, a non-fiction book focused around a specific food, wine, chef or restaurant, or a fictional story in which food plays a major role.

Here’s how the challenge works:
1. Decide how many food books you want to read in 2014. 
Pick one of the reading levels below: 

Levels:
Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
Cordon-Bleu Chef: More than 19

2. Grab the challenge button and write a post on your blog so we can spread the word. If you want, you can also add the button to your sidebar to help get the word out that the challenge is a go for 2014.

Want to join but don't have a blog? That's fine, just post a comment below in the comments section saying so, and then post your reviews in the comment section of the corresponding tab at the top of the blog under the header.

3. After you read each book for the challenge, come back here and tell us about it. Click on the correct category for your book on the menu bar, and post the link to your review. We’ll use the same categories as last year: Cookbooks, Memoirs/Biographies, Fiction, and Nonfiction. There's also a tab for you to link up your Challenge Wrap-Up post.

Guidelines:
The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2014.
You don’t need a pre-selected list of books.
It’s okay to cross over with other challenges.
Any book format is allowed (print, audio, ebook)

My books for this challenge:
  1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe--Fannie Flagg
  2. Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
  3. Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  4. The Lemon Orchard--Luanne Rice
  5. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  6. Pomegranate Soup--Marsha Mehran
  7. Rosewater and Soda Bread--Marsha Mehran
  8. The Hundred-Foot Journey--Richard C. Morais
  9. Made From Scratch: A Memoir--Sandra Lee
  10. Cooked--Jeff Henderson
  11. Julie and Julia--Julie Powell
  12. Tangled Vines--Janet Dailey
  13. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  14. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  15. Gingerbread Cookie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  16. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  17. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  18. Illegally Iced--Jessica Beck
  19. The Chocolate Castle Clue--Joanna Carl

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