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You know we love a good read here at The Social. We’ve covered more than 50 books at The Social Chapter and we always have amazing authors on the show. But how do you find the perfect summer read? There’s a lot to choose from and it can be a little overwhelming…until now.
This summer, we’ve been taking your reading game to the next level with The Social’s Summer Reading List. Every weekend, all summer long, we’ve been revealing a specially-curated book list that will keep you occupied through the BBQs, the bonfires, the picnics and family fights. From the best beach reads to Jess Allen’s top recommendations, we’ve been doing all the work for you.
This week we’re showing some love to our favourite food memoirs. Check them out below.
Seven Seasons on Stowel Lake Farm: Stories and Recipes that Nourish Community by Haidee Hart and Liz Young
Page Two Books, 2018
Stowel Lake Farm is a stunning sustainable organic farm located on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. Authors Haidee Hart and Liz Young live there with 23 other people. The farm is all about a community of people living and working together, and we get a glimpse into what their life is like in Seven Seasons on Stowel Lake Farm.
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Lidia: A Life of Love, Family, and Food by Lidia Bastianich
Penguin Random House, 2018
Lidia Bastianich is a best-selling author of 13 cookbooks, a renowned restaurateur and an Emmy-award winning television host. But the journey to achieving such success was anything but an easy one. She shares her incredible stories in her memoir.
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The Measure Of My Powers: A Memoir Of Food, Misery And Paris by Jackie Kai Ellis
Penguin Random House, 2018
Jackie Kai Ellis seemed to be living the perfect life. She had a succesfull career as a designer and a home that she shared with her handsome husband, yet she woke up every morning feeling stuck in a dark depression. On the journey to find herself, she attended pastry school in Paris, left an unhappy marriage, and started her own bakery in Vancouver. She shares her compelling journey in her first book.
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Curry: Eating, Reading and Race by Naben Ruthnum
Coach House Books, 2017
When you hear the word “curry”, what does it mean to you? For Naben Ruthnum, it’s a metaphor that stars on the plate and is often digested with the cultural weight of South Asian identity. He explores all of the ingredients of diversity in fiction in Curry: Eatings, Reading and Race—one of the Globe and Mail’s best books of 2017.
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Apron Strings by Jan Wong
Goose Lane Editions, 2017
Canadians have been absorbing the words, ideas and sometimes controversial opinions of Jan Wong for more than three decades. She’s the best-selling author of non-fiction, and you might also know her as an award-winning journalist whose daring style of reporting earned her a reputation as a national provocateur. Apron Strings is about a journey she took with her 22-year-old son to France, Italy and China, where they stayed with local families to research their food culture.
BUY NOW: Indigo | $20