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Jamie McFadden’s Book of the Month

A few weeks back I was honored to be invited to 2 premiers of the fantastic movie, Julie & Julia.  As many of you know by now it is a wonderful movie, with two storylines that are not only entertaining, but a history lesson as well.  At the 2nd premier I attended, I invited my good friend Olen Earnest-a true foodie.  After the movie he inquired if I was familiar with the book, Backstage with Julia?  He had just finished it (loved it) and passed it on to me.  Backstage is a must read for those of you who walked out of the movie theater wanting more.  “Backstage”  picks up Julia Child’s career in 1980.  The books author, dear friend and executive chef of Julia Child, Nancy Verde Barr, gives us all of those behind the scenes secrets, laughs, hits and flops that helped endear so many of us to Julia. The Good Morning America stories and the many foodie trips, along with many photos brings to life one of our all time favorite chefs.

Pick yourself up a copy today, pour yourself a glass of wine, and curl up with this delicious read.


Jamie McFadden’s Book of the Month

A must read for anyone interested in restaurants and the hospitality industry, “Setting the Table” written by Union Square Hospitality Groups Danny Meyer

This educational and motivating book not only inspires, but teaches the utmost important lesson in regards to Danny’s enlightened hospitality”

Not only have I taken many great pointers away from this book, but to be certain my staff had the opportunity to be introduced to Danny Meyer, I purchased all 25 of them a copy last Christmas!

Pick yourself up a copy today

Setting the Table

Jamie McFadden’s Book of the Month

Looking for a great summer read?  Think you know all there is to know about American food history?  Pick yourself up a copy of David Kamp’s “The United States of Arugula”.

This terrific book combines humor, American gastronomy, and food politics into a deliciously entertaining page turner.

Pick it up at your favorite bookstore today!