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Notable: Tasty reads

Notable Tasty reads

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Hungry for a read you can savor? One of these food-related books might be the right flavor.

Dog Days: A Year in the Life of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (Sterling) by Dave Ihlenfeld is the uproarious memoir of a young man who spent the first year after college graduation crisscrossing the United States and Europe in a mobile, 27-foot-long fiberglass hot dog.

Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life (Crown) by Sandra Beasley combines the author's experiences with scientific research for a smart, funny book about living with severe food allergies — what do you say when a first date ends at the emergency room?

Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language (St. Martin's) by Ina Lipkowitz is a fascinating look at the interplay among food, language and culture — like why we eat pork chops instead of pig chops — laced with lots of historical recipes.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Tasty reads 07/09/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 9, 2011 5:30am]
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