Welcome to Foodies Read!


Our winner of the drawing for November is Louise.  I’ll email you to see what book you would like to receive.

For December we will be having multiple giveaways!

Everyone who links up a review this month will be entered in the drawing for a free book.

In addition, I will be counting up how many links people had for the whole year.  The person with the most will get a $20 Amazon gift card and the second place person will get a $10 gift card.  Thank you to everyone who participated in 2016.  For those of you who wanted to read a set number of books, did you hit your target?  I was aiming for 1 book a month but I read about 17 books.  I just keep finding more and more food books that sound so amazing!
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Announcing Foodies Read 2017


Do you read books about food?  There are books about food in so many different genres.

  • Cozy mysteries set in bakeries
  • Romance books set in tea shops
  • Nonfiction books about the history of ingredients
  • Cookbooks
  • Memoirs from chefs or waiters or people who just love to eat
  • …the list goes on and on.  Need more ideas? Check out our Pinterest page!

Want to challenge yourself?  Pick a level below.

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

Don’t like to plan?  Choose the a la carte option and let us know when you read a book about food.

Each month I’ll have a new page for book reviews that you post.  You can find the page for the month linked on the blog’s right sidebar.  Posts will be pinned to Pinterest and publicized on Twitter to get the word out.

There are monthly giveaways.  Every participant is entered in a drawing to win a food-themed book.  I try to have options in several genres so you can pick one that you will love!

If you are making a page with the challenges that you are doing in 2017, feel free to grab the graphic.

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You aren’t required to sign up to play along throughout the year. Join us whenever you read a food book.

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29 Replies to “December Foodies Read”

  1. I’ve already signed up for so many challenges this year, and here I go again! I just can’t seem to help myself… But I love reading mysteries of all kinds, especially cozies, and so many of them are food related that I should have no problem with this one!

  2. I love cookbooks, so I think if I join, I’ll include a bunch. I get so many out of from the library, posting a review will push me to try a few recipes – perfect! Just wondering, I’ve never reviewed cookbooks and I tend to write short reviews – do the reviews have to be a certain length to link up?

  3. Hi! Fun challenge, especially for those who love food and cookbooks, which I do! Just wondering…can you link up reviews via Amazon (or maybe Goodreads) and are the giveaways US-only or open internationally?

    1. People can link up Goodreads reviews. If a person wins the giveaway from outside the U.S. I will have a book shipped to them directly from Book Depository.

  4. I just discovered this via DvmHeather in Twitter. This is great!! I am finishing The Red Rooster Cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson and was looking for other recommendations. Is their a e-mail list that I sign into so I can keep in the loop via smartphone? I can’t wait to participate in more food reading in 2017!

    1. I don’t have an email list just for Foodies Read. We do have a Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/h43050/foodiesread where most of our recommendations get pinned. The link for each month goes live on the first of the month and is on the blog’s sidebar. I also tweet it on that day a few times (@dvmheather).
      Marcus Samuelsson wrote an autobiography called Yes, Chef that was really good.

  5. I love books about food and have done this challenge in years past. Would like to do the A La Carte and just pop in from time to time to let you know what I’m reading. Thanks for doing this one.

  6. I finished the 2016 challenge at the Pastry Chef level I signed up for: http://www.rosecityreader.com/2016/11/2016-challenge-foodies-read-wrap-up-post.html. I put the link to my post here instead of above because it’s not a review, it’s a wrap up post.

    I only wrote one review, back at the beginning of the year (which I forgot to post), but didn’t have time to review others. I was just happy to have time to read them!

    Thanks for hosting. I look forward to doing this challenge again in 2017.

  7. No matter what—2017 is my year to finish this challenge as a Chef de Cuisine with 15. Thanks for hosting and adding me

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