Collection Development Compliments to the Chef: Share your great taste for titles with mouthwatering memoirs!

Audiobooks are the perfect addition to any holiday menu as patrons get ready to hit the road, spend time with family, or catch up on their reading while enjoying some well-deserved R & R! Who better to serve up some delicious listens than their local librarian?

To help you share your well-seasoned eye (and ear!) for standout selections with patrons looking for “today’s special,” we’ve rounded up a few truly tasty titles that also allow listeners to hear directly from the chefs themselves! While “too many cooks in the kitchen” may not be advisable, we recommend you make room for all of these talented taste-makers on your audio shelves.

With equal helpings of honesty, humor, and literary talent, BLOOD, BONES, & BUTTER brings all of the right ingredients together to create a memoir that’s anything but cookie-cutter. Before feasting on holiday fixings, foodies will find this New York Times Notable, Kirkus Reviews, and Amazon Top 20 Best Book to be a real listening treat. Perhaps inspiring some creativity in the kitchen!

Listen to a clip:

“Famed chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s memoir glows with sincerity.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“With Hamilton herself reading, the story takes on an added level of significance as she personally invites listeners into multiple aspects of her life.”—Library Journal

MOVIE NEWS: Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to be bringing BLOOD, BONES, & BUTTER to the big screen!

Patrons will say “yes” to this top notch audio from a Top Chef Master. The youngest chef to ever receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times, Marcus Samuelsson is now getting stars of a literary kind as the author and narrator of his intriguing success story, YES, CHEF. Also recommended by Booklist as a YA crossover pick.

Listen to a clip:

“[H]is soft Swedish accent weaves layers of flavor, aroma, and texture… With deliberate pacing, he shares his artistry at combining multicultural influences in the preparation of food, honoring his diverse origins.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“This distinctive and compelling memoir has all the elements of a good story: humor, travel, and a young individual overcoming obstacles via a passionate calling.”—Library Journal, starred review

Prepare your shelves for even the pickiest patrons with this fresh memoir from the chef that Anthony Bordain calls “bigger than food.” Funny, raw, and moving, and told in an irrepressibly alive and original voice, FRESH OFF THE BOAT recasts the immigrant’s story for the twenty-first century. It’s a story of food, family, and the forging of a new notion of what it means to be American.

Listen to a clip:

“American restaurateur Eddie Huang has a delightfully funny and down-to-earth narration style…compelling and charming.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“Brash, leading-edge, and unapologetically hip, Huang reconfigures the popular foodie memoir into something worthwhile and very memorable.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

HUNGRY FOR MORE? cooking_earbuds
Add even more items à la carte to your cart from our
Delicious Listens Featured Collection!

Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Related Posts