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Libro.fm Picks: For the Foodie

Whether you're looking for the perfect audiobook for yourself, or recommendations to send alongside a Libro.fm credit bundle, browse these audiobooks for foodies!

Sankofa

A Culinary Story of Resilience and Belonging

By: Eric Adjepong
Narrated by: Eric Adjepong
Length: 13 minutes

"Based on his own experiences as a first-generation Ghanaian American growing up in New York City, chef and author Adjepong’s debut picture book beautifully captures Kofi’s complicated feelings of in-betweenness, seeing himself as not quite American enough and not quite Ghanaian enough, even as he tries to connect to his family’s history. A... Read more

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The Upstairs Delicatessen

On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, and Eating While Reading

By: Dwight Garner
Narrated by: Christopher P. Brown
Length: 6 hours 35 minutes

Reading and eating, like Krazy and Ignatz, Sturm und Drang, prosciutto and melon, Simon and Schuster, and radishes and butter, have always, for me, simply gone together. The book is a product of these combined gluttonies.

Dwight Garner, the beloved New York Times critic and the author of Garner's Quotations, serves up the intertwined pleasures... Read more

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For the Culture

Phenomenal Black Women and Femmes in Food: Interviews, Inspiration, and Recipes

By: Klancy Miller
Narrated by: Klancy Miller, Ariel Blake, Susan Dalian, Janina Edwards, Sisi A. Johnson, Karen Malina White & Machelle Williams
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

A must-have anthology of the leading Black women and femmes shaping today’s food and hospitality landscape—from farm to table and beyond—chronicling their passions and motivations, lessons learned and hard-won wisdom, personal recipes, and more.Chef and writer Klancy Miller found her own way by trial and error—as a pastry chef, recipe developer,... Read more

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The Lost Supper

Searching for the Future of Food in the Flavors of the Past

By: Taras Grescoe
Narrated by: Tim Fannon
Length: 13 hours 1 minute

The world can't sustain the way we eat today. Whether it’s ultra-processed oils, factoryfarmed meat, or monoculture wheat, industrial agriculture has increasingly dire consequences for the vibrancy of our plates, health, and planet. While some look to high tech solutions, like
lab-grown meat or transgenic produce, Taras Grescoe argues that the... Read more

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Land of Milk and Honey

A Novel

By: C Pam Zhang
Narrated by: Eunice Wong
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes

“Trading deserts for desserts, C Pam Zhang leaves behind the American frontier of her debut novel for a wealthy mountaintop community in the near future. As a smog covers the world, destroying most of the natural food sources, a chef looking to find her way back through the closed borders of America accepts a mysterious job offer at an exclusive... Read more

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Butter Honey Pig Bread

By: Francesca Ekwuyasi
Narrated by: Amaka Umeh
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

2021 CANADA READS FINALIST Longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness. Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and... Read more

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From Scratch

A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

By: Tembi Locke
Narrated by: Tembi Locke
Length: 10 hours 17 minutes

“I just finished wiping away my last tear as I close the curtain on From Scratch, a brilliant, compelling memoir. Tembi Locke lost her larger-than-life Italian chef husband at an early age to cancer. The book is a love letter to him as well as to enchanting Sicily and its aromatic, tantalizing food. But more than anything, it is the most... Read more

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Love & Saffron

A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love

By: Kim Fay
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Bramhall, Maggi-Meg Reed & Kim Fay
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes

“Such a sweet gentle tale of pen pals, born of a love of food and a great recipe. I was so enthralled and touched by the simplicity and beauty of the every-day-life displayed within the pages of this book. Keep a box of tissues handy. I was listening to the audio version while walking laps at the YMCA and CERTAINLY turned heads when I suddenly... Read more

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Finding Freedom

A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch

By: Erin French
Narrated by: Erin French
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

“A memoir that grabs you from the beginning and immediately has you rooting hard for a scrappy, young, genius chef-to-be as she overcomes some pretty serious challenges along the way to owning one of the most sought-out restaurants in New England. Read more

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Savor

A Chef's Hunger for More

By: Fatima Ali & Tarajia Morrell
Narrated by: Nikhaar Kishnani & Deepa Samuel
Length: 11 hours 16 minutes

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • A young chef whose dreams were cut short savors every last minute as she explores food and adventure, illness and mortality in Savor, an “inspiring” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir and family story that sweeps from Pakistan to Manhattan and beyond.

“Ali’s strength and passion for food and her culture shines... Read more

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Your Table Is Ready

Tales of a New York City Maître D'

By: Michael Cecchi-Azzolina
Narrated by: Michael Cecchi-Azzolina
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

"Trained in acting and a lifer in the restaurant business, Michael Cecchi-Azzolina doles out opinions in the tone of an authentic New Yorker. He narrates with a good pace and rhythm. The inner workings of the restaurant world as revealed are exhilarating but often sordid and salacious....this is an entertaining and insightful audiobook."-... Read more

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Memorial

A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)

By: Bryan Washington
Narrated by: Bryan Washington & Akie Kotabe
Length: 8 hours 19 minutes

“This quiet character driven novel truly illustrates the complexities of relationships. From friends, lovers, parents and acquaintances, and how one presents themselves differently in each setting. I listened to this and it was just beautifully narrated by the author and Akie Kotabe and you are instantly transported to Texas and Japan in both... Read more

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Raw Dog

The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

By: Jamie Loftus
Narrated by: Jamie Loftus
Length: 9 hours 38 minutes

“Funny, informative, and fantastic, this has to be the most American book ever written. It has: a road trip with a relationship on line, plus pets; hot dogs; baseball; the COVID-19 pandemic; the trials and tribulations of small businesses; corporations pretending to be the small guy; the Great Depression; local communities who love their local... Read more

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Taste

My Life Through Food

By: Stanley Tucci
Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
Length: 6 hours 50 minutes

“Stanley Tucci tells his life's story through food, complete with recipes. Taste is a book of love, of family and friends, and of how food connects us all. Tucci is an endearing narrator, heartwarming and sincere, filled with gratitude, funny and self-deprecating...I listened to Taste on audio @librofm and arrived at work each day drooling. When... Read more

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Heartburn

By: Nora Ephron
Narrated by: Meryl Streep
Length: 5 hours 29 minutes

“Whenever I am in a particularly awful mood I will turn on a Nora Ephron movie and instantly feel better. From When Harry Met Sally to Julie & Julia, you can’t go wrong with a Nora Ephron screenplay for a little pick me up. This book was no different. Rachel is seven months pregnant when she finds out her husband is in love with another... Read more

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Love, Loss, and What We Ate

A Memoir

By: Padma Lakshmi
Narrated by: Padma Lakshmi
Length: 12 hours 37 minutes

A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, Love, Loss, and What We Ate traces the arc of Padma Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s HeartburnLong before Padma Lakshmi ever stepped onto a television... Read more

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Koshersoul

The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew

By: Michael W. Twitty
Narrated by: Michael W. Twitty
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

The James Beard award-winning author of the acclaimed The Cooking Gene explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diaspora cuisine and issues of memory, identity, and food.In Koshersoul, Michael W. Twitty considers the marriage of two of the most distinctive culinary cultures in the world today: the foods and traditions of the... Read more

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Crying in H Mart

A Memoir

By: Michelle Zauner
Narrated by: Michelle Zauner
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

“This is a beautiful memoir and it totally lives up to the hype! Zauner offers an honest account of her struggle with her Korean American upbringing and her relationship with her dying mother, and what the loss of her meant in the end. The shared experience of cooking and enjoying Korean food was central to their relationship, and her vivid... Read more

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My Ackee Tree

A Chef's Memoir of Finding Home in the Kitchen

By: Suzanne Barr
Narrated by: Suzanne Barr
Length: 7 hours 29 minutes

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2023 TASTE CANADA AWARDS* NOMINATED FOR THE 2023 HERITAGE TORONTO AWARDS

For fans of The Measure of My Powers and Notes from a Young Black Chef, a memoir about food, family, and the recipes that brought one woman home when she needed it the most.


Suzanne Barr’s journey to become a chef started when she was 30. Her mother was... Read more

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Black, White, and The Grey

The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant

By: Mashama Bailey & John O. Morisano
Narrated by: Mashama Bailey & John O. Morisano
Length: 12 hours 32 minutes

A story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White media entrepreneur from Staten Island who built a relationship and a restaurant in the Deep South, hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GARDEN & GUN •... Read more

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