Even if you are full of ideas for how to feed your brain with healthy foods maybe its time to give your stomach a break and feed your mind with some words. Check out YALSA’s 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. You’ll find lots great fiction (don’t worry I’ll get to that in a second), but the real fun is the non-fiction, some of it is food related. Try Yuck! The Things People Eat by Neil Setchfield if you want to kill your appetite. Or if you want to laugh until you just might throw up, I recommend Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong by Jen Yates. The Cake Wrecks website is the way to go if you can’t find the book. Personally I want stay with the cupcake craze so What’s New Cupcake: Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, is on my must-read list. This book begs the question, why did they stop making scratch and sniff books?
If light and sweet isn’t for you and only a total overindulgence is your favorite fare, try This is Why You’re Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks by Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley. Decadence to the extreme, you can find lots of images to drool over but very few recipes because this book is for drooling and not for cooking. For your daily dose of extreme cuisine, flip through this book at your leisure. I enjoyed being allowed to like food that is bad for me, can’t I eat my fried Snickers in peace? [check out blogger Joel Brun’s take on it here.] Continue reading Food for Thought