The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage (Family Bites)


  • Welcome! I'm Jan, a Canadian food writer & party planner with a specialty in celebrations for kids. I'm the Food Editor for SavvyMom Media & a contributor to several other family-focused publications. I live in Toronto with my husband and our two tween sons.

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My favorite book about food is Green Eggs and Ham! till this day my dad can still recite every word and i am we'll into my 40's!

Amy @ Family Feedbag

I love the cover of this one. I have to say I'm enjoying Corey Mintz' How to Host a Dinner Party. I also love Martha Stewart's Cooking School as a reference book. Oh, darn, I gave more than one answer again. While I'm at it, I will read ANY book on preserving. I particularly like We Sure Can! by Sarah B. Hood.


So funny to see this book here because it randomly popped on Amazon the other day in my recommendations and I was so tempted to buy it, but saved it for later when I counted my pennies. Sounds so good and I look forward to reading it.


Forgot to tell you my favorite book about food - really any food memoir, like A Homemade Life, My Berlin Kitchen, etc.


My favourite book about food (so far) is Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm not a vegetarian but this book is a must read!


I'm a sucker for a good food memoir...Kitchen Confidential by that crazy Anthony Bourdain is my favourite. Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton is another fave. The excerpts you selected today are quite fabulous and I've no doubt I'd enjoy this book too :)

Sarah P

My favorite book about food has to be Kitchen Confidential. He is one crazy man!


Big Night: A Novel with Recipes


I am a mystery buff. I really enjoy Julie Hyzy's series about the white house chef. There is humor, recipes and a who done it to solve. Fun, light reading.


I grew up loving cooking and baking with an intense desire to be creative (and not repeat those same old recipes that mom would use) and so would pull every cookbook out of the cupboard and thumb through them looking for that inspiration. At that point I always gravitated towards the Company's coming series - there were pictures, ingredients that my downhome parents almost always stocked and little 'quips' that amused me.

Funny though - now that I am running my own household I am begging my mom for those old boring recipes that she used to use. And just last week I found myself rearranging some cupboards - as I rarely crack the cover on my huge collection of company's coming I moved them to the 'awkward' cupboard. It was a bitter sweet moment as I realized how much I have grown as a cook and moved from Jean Pare's down home cooking style.

Maria B.

Laurie Colwin's "Home Cooking" is a beautifully written book about food and cooking and life. I find myself reaching for it again and again.

Mary-Ann Setterington

I feel a little guilty in leaving a comment here because my favourite book about food is this book! I heard about it on-line and then took it out from the library and ADORED it - but I would love, love, love to have my own copy so that I could read it again and again, but also so I could have the ability to press it into friend's hands and say "Read this!".

Krista Sanderson

For as much as read recipes from blogs and books and magazines or where ever I spot them, I've barely touched on books about food. This must change! I'd have to say the last one I read was, Like Water for Chocolate? Thanks for the chance to win a very cool book!


My favorite book about food is Breaking The Vicious Cycle.


Ooh this looks like a goodie. My favourite book about food is/was Comfort me with Apples by Ruth Reichl. It was the first book I read about food and was smitten with food writing from that moment on.

Carlinne @Cook with 2 Chicks

This is difficult; I love so many books about food. If forced to chose I would have to say Dom DeLuise's "Eat This: It Will Make You Feel Better" which was published in the 80s. Hilarious stories are interspersed throughout the book, which is common now, but original then. Also, it was the first cookbook that my Dad gave to me.


I really like Dinner A Love Story. Made me feel a little less frazzled about dinner time.


As I recall, the first book I read about cooking was On Rue Tatin by Susan Hermann Loomis. It is still one of my favourites, though I've now quite a few on the shelf. I seem to go back often to read them again and again.

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