Books I Hope Santa Brings for TTT

It has been awhile since I posted a Top Ten Tuesday list.  Since Christmas is nigh, I wanted to alert all friends and family of my Christmas list.  🙂

Here are the “Books I Hope Santa Brings.”

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day

1.  Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day

by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie   Santa delivering this would be quite the feat b/c it’s not published until March.  I have actually pre-ordered this one for The Hubs for a belated Christmas gift.  We became infatuated with Scott after seeing him on Chef’s Table: BBQ.  We also fell in love with Tootsie!

 2.  Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia .   I love the cover on this book and have heard such great reviews.  I did order this for my own stocking this year.  I can’t wait to dive into it.

3.  The Nightingale: A Novel

by Kristin Hannah.  A friend lent me this book earlier this year and I loved it.  I can’t tell you how many times I have recommended this book to others.   I want my very own copy.

4.  Regional Foods of Northern Italy: Recipes and Remembrances

by Marlena de Blasi.  No, I don’t need anymore cookbooks but I do love de Blasi and her memoirs and fiction.   I am pretty sure if this is not under the tree it will be sought out in 2021.  


5.  A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal

by Anthony Bourdain.  This is one of the few Bourdain books I do not have.


6. Resort Fashion: Style in Sun-Drenched Climates (First Edition)

by Caroline Rennolds Milbank, Amy Fine Collins.  When we were boat shopping in 2019, we found this book on a table in a lounge at a lakeside resort in Missouri.  Maybe it was the setting or we talked about what a great book this would be in the cabin of our yet-to-be-purchased boat but we both fell in love with it.  It’s very retro and kitschy.  


7.  The Cactus: A Novel

by Sarah Haywood.  I’m not sure why this is on my list but it is.  Has anyone read it?


8.  Night at the Fiestas:  Stories

by Kirstin Valdez Quade.   I am pretty sure I read about this in New Mexico magazine.  I am hoping it is also the book I picked up at an independent bookstore in Northern New Mexico on a long ago trip.  I knew I should have bought it then.   


9.  As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto

by Joan Reardon.  To make my Julia library complete (albeit without a collectable copy of the Joy of French Cooking).  I would totally enjoy a first edition of that one!


10. The Cook and the Gardener : A Year of Recipes and Writings for the French Countryside

by Amanda Hesser, Kate Gridley.  I had to round out this list with another cookbook/memoir.


I hope that you and yours have a very merry and happy holiday season.  Be safe and well!!!

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