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Go Big Read Exhibit in Memorial Library

Do you have favorite literary title(s) that celebrate good food and good eating?

An exhibit case on the first floor of Memorial includes some Go-Big-Read-related selections from the UW Madison Libraries. If you have favorite titles, tell askspecial@library.wisc.edu so that we can include your suggestions when we expand this exhibit, around September 15, to two or three exhibit cases in the Circulation Desk area.

Jill Rosenshield, Associate Curator
University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries Special Collections

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  1. Turns out, I have only one exhibit case. I asked library staff members to recommend book titles [see at end]

    Diane Ackerman.A natural history of the senses

    Susan Albers. Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating & Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food

    Calixthe Beyala. Comment cuisiner son mari à l'africaine. [on Cameroon cuisine]

    Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin. Physiologie du Goût. Available also in English with several English titles. 2 suggestors

    Isak Dinesen. Babette’s feast.

    Laura Esquivel. Como agua para chocolate = Like Water for Chocolate

    M.F.K. Fisher. A Cordiall Water. [not in Memorial Library] There are titles including some on food in Memorial Library.

    Joel Fuhrman. Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss.

    Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat, Pray, Love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia.

    Ernest Hemingway. Moveable Feast

    Kenneth F. Kiple. A movable feast : ten millennia of food globalization.

    John McPhee. Giving Good Weight

    Nancy Pearl. “Food for Thought” section of Book lust : Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason. Memorial Reference Collection

    Petits propos culinaires. No. 1-28; 1979-1988. &

    Petits propos culinaires. English. Selections. Wilder shores of gastronomy :twenty years of the best food writing from the journal Petits propos culinaires

    Nina Planck. Real Food.

    Ruth Reichl. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table.

    Gertrude Stein. Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

    Rex Stout. Too many cooks.

    Calvin Trillin. Tummy Trilogy.

    Monique Truong. Book of salt.

    Original appeal: I hope you have noticed the single exhibit case in the lobby on In defense of food. The featured titles are a facsimile of a medieval treatise, Yvonne Schofer's bibliography from the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers, and a reference to Nikolai Gogol's "Old World Landowners."
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    >Do you have favorite literary title(s) that celebrate good food and good eating? If so, please let me know. I will be able to expand one more case, one without a lock. By the way the title needs to be in Memorial Library general stacks.