Reading List

This is just the quick-find version of the reading lists so they’re altogether in one place. Some books, some cookbooks, podcasts, various articles and even a television show or two.

4th October 2016

27th September 2016

20th September 2016

13th September 2016

5th September 2016

30th August 2016

23rd August 2016

16th August 2016

9th August 2016

2nd August 2016

26th July 2016

19th July 2016

12th July 2016

5th July 2016

28th June 2016

21st June 2016

14th June 2016

7th June 2016

31st May 2016

24th May 2016

School of Artisan Food Lectures (a reading list of sorts)

17th May 2016

10th May 2016

3rd May 2016

26th April 2016

19th April 2016

12th April 2016

5th April 2016

29th March 2016

22nd March 2016

15th March 2016

8th March 2016

1st March 2016

23rd February 2016

16th February 2016

9th February 2016

For our love of cookbook stores (Eater)

The Gilmore Girls revival and the Gilmore Girls diet

Sally Ride in conversation with Gloria Steinem (Brainpickings)

Rising food prices in South Africa (Times Live)

Pistachio mille feuille (Gourmet Traveller)

Cookbook clubs (Serious Eats)

Moon Dust: In Search of the Men who Fell to Earth by Andrew Smith

Adorable Japanese animals

Wholemeal apple cake (The Guardian)

Advice to aspiring writers (video via Brainpickings)

And in case this list isn’t enough, a list on Journal Club

2nd February 2016

Tim Ferriss’s podcast – particularly those interviews with Amanda Palmer, Maria Popova and Alain de Botton

How Proust can change your life by Alain de Botton

The Holocaust and the New York Times (Aeon)

Teaching children to eat well whilst on a budget (The Atlantic)

The hunger mood (Aeon)

Taco Torte (Smitten Kitchen)

Squash, fennel and Taleggio lasagne (The Telegraph)

The reality of everyday cooking  (The Independent)

Chinese pork loin and blood orange sorbet (The Guardian)

Women in professional kitchens (Eater)

26th January 2016

Banoffee pies (Delicious magazine)

Pizza at Yale (Saveur)

Cassoulet (The NYT)

Health foods and immunity (The Guardian)

Pleasure and acquiring taste (The Conversation)

Feeding paying customers in your home (The Guardian)

Work-life balance, finding the well lived life (TED)

Eating right can save the world (Outside)

‘I have this kitchen’ (Rachel Roddy)

Garden Spells and Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

19th January 2016

The land where lemons grow by Helena Attlee

Sausage Rolls (The Little Library Cafe blog)

Children arriving at school hungry (The Guardian)

The problem with school lunch (The NYT)

Tin Pot Creamery (Life & Thyme)

Applesauce Cake (Orangette)

Lena Dunham’s Women of the Hour (podcast)

The Tree Farm (Granta)

Cooked (Netflix)

Working at McDonalds (Medium)

The worlds most famous butcher (Lucky Peach)

Nigel Slater’s marmalade (The Guardian)

12th January 2016

The history of the croissant (Lucky Peach)

Rachel Roddy’s pasta and potatoes (The Guardian)

The Smell of Loss (NYT)

Jacques Pépin’s Food Memories (NYT)

Kylee Newton’s preserved quince tarte tatin (The Guardian Cook)

On Esoteric Fruit (Orangette)

Sky readers (Aeon)

Erica Berry: The Instafam’s Table (Guernica)

Snickers Flapjacks (The Little Loaf)

5th January 2016

The disease of being busy (On Being)

Chicken chili (Smitten Kitchen)

On writing and restaurant labor (Public Books)

Agromafia (CBS News)

Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano

The man who exposed the lie of the war on drugs (The Guardian)

Roberto Saviano: My life under armed guard (The Guardian)

No diet, no detox: how to relearn the art of eating (The Guardian)

Marcella Hazan and her namesake bean (NYT)

Beared men in kimonos calendar (Timeout London)

22nd December 2015

Top 10 Restaurant Dishes of 2015 (The NYT)

$10 food vouchers for farmers markets (Civil Eats)

Eat (and ski) the Dolomites (Saveur)

Judith Jones (Eater)

Browniest cookies (Smitten Kitchen)

80 Books No Woman Should Read (Literary Hub)

Pleasures of the Literary Meal (The New Yorker)

A Late Dinner by Paul Richardson

14th December 2015

The Plate of the Union 

In Praise of Ugly Food (Serious Eats)

The Importance of Ugly Fruit (Lucky Peach)

The Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign

Jamie Oliver and misshapen fruits and veg (The Guardian)

Honey Fences (Edible Geography)

Cultural messages and eating disorders (NPR)


Neighbourhood restaurant, Birch (The Guardian)

Gingerbread houses to end all gingerbread houses  (Eater)

7th December 2015

The myth of easy cooking (The Atlantic)

In Translation (The New Yorker)

A Guide to Sinterklaas (Lucky Peach)

World Cookie Map (Food52)

Ibérico ham and China (The NYT)

The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas

The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas

Kitchen Encounters (The Guardian)

Like a Strawberry Milk

26th November 2015

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit

Noncommunication in modern times (Brainpickings)

La comida des los cocineros (Feet in Two Worlds)

Palermo (Lodestars Anthology)

The Language of Food: Writing Workshop

Cultivating Failure (The Atlantic)

A new crop of school gardens (LA Times)

The agony and the eggstacy  (The New Yorker)

Gingerbread cake with cookie butter frosting (BBC Good Food magazine)

Fern Varrow in pictures (The Guardian)

Quince (Food & Travel)

22nd November 2015

The First Thanksgiving (Lucky Peach)

The Thanksgiving Spectacular (Bon Appétit podcast)

Thansgiving Desserts (Bon Appétit)

Julia Child’s Thanksgiving (The New York Times)

American chefs in London on Thanksgiving dishes (The Guardian)

What is healthy eating? (The Guardian)

Art and food (The NYT)


The lost faces of Lublin (The FT)

11th November 2015

Roasted sweet and sour pumpkin (Rachel Roddy)

Choosing between a career and family. (Sigh.) (The Guardian)

The Limiting Mythology of Success (Brainpickings)

Why Women Can’t Have it ALL (Freakonomics)

The Queen’s of Modern Baking (Bon Appétit podcast)

A Bread Baker’s Guide to Flours (Lucky Peach)

An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David

The Food52 podcast

10th November 2015

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Are you in a Jane Austen novel? It is always good to know.

Applesauce Cake (Orangette)

Applesauce (Zuni Cafe Cookbook via Orangette)

Perfect toasted cheese (The Guardian)

Sloe gin, plum and almond cake (The Telegraph)

3rd November 2015

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (audiobook)

Nigella Lawson: My Life in Food (The Observer)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Broccoli ripassati (The Guardian)

Beloved dog (Brainpickings)

Yummy books

27th October 2015

So You Want to Write a Food Blog (The New Yorker)

Couple’s First Dinner Party, Serves Six (also The New Yorker)

Eat the Seasons

Exxon’s climate lie (The Guardian)

Lost cat (Brainpickings)

Appetite for Life by Noel Riley Fitch

A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III by Nigel Slater

Because everyone needs a Julia mash-up in their lives

8th October 2015

The Camino by Shirley Maclaine

Mastering Simplicity  (chocolate souffles)

15th September 2015

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Breakfast Bible by Seb Emina and Malcolm Eggs

How to write a bestselling cookery book (The Guardian)

30th August 2015

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

NYPL podcast – Zadie Smith (of On Beauty) talking to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah) about race and writing.

Jerusalem By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamini

Those Farady Girls by Monica McInerney

Great British Bake Off.

23rd August 2015

The lunchtime revolution at a school for children with autism (The Guardian)

From fork to fork: five cooks and their kitchen gardens (The Guardian)

Sicily and Rome: two journeys, two kitchens by Rachel Roddy (FT magazine)

The Moth on the Power of Storytelling via The New York Public Library podcast.

Ghosts of Spain  by Giles Tremlett

My Cool Allotment by Lia Leendertz

16th August 2015

How to Feed Your Friends with Relish  by Joanna Weinberg

 A Taste of Relais and Chateaux: 97 Recipes from Some of the Finest Chefs in the UK and Ireland

Desserts: A Lifelong Passion by Michel Roux. 

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Krista Tippet talking to Katy Payne on On Being

Leisure via Brainpickings

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