In Memory of Bread

In Memory of Bread

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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After being diagnosed with a serious wheat allergy at the age of 36, the author, forced to say good-bye to traditional pasta, pizza, sandwiches and even beer, explores the production of modern wheat and makes a startling discovery that could explain why he and many others have developed this condition.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804186896
Branch Call Number: 616.975 G74i
Characteristics: ix, 262 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 04, 2017

I suppose that many people who have to go gluten free would get a lot out of this book, especially if they really love bread and beer. He spends as much time on beer as he does on bread. The parts about his life, how he started to feel better, and some of the history of grains were quite interesting. He went on way, way too long talking about his search for beer though, in my opinion.

ArapahoeHollyR Oct 27, 2016

In Memory of Bread is a beautifully-written memoir of Graham's life-altering diagnosis of celiac disease. Graham seamlessly blends personal anecdotes with scientific information about celiac disease, making for an informative and engaging monograph.

While an interesting read for anyone, Graham's book would be of special interest to those who have gone through a similar process of illness and life-changing diagnosis. It also contains detailed, practical information that is valuable for anyone with celiac disease.

SquamishLibraryStaff Oct 04, 2016

"It would occur to me, much later but with a shock of understanding when it did, that this was what gluten-free cooking really meant: not paying attention to wheat - or trying to imitate it - at all."

This book is a great tribute to all that is lost on the plates and palates of those suffering from wheat and gluten allergies and especially to that staple to tables around the world, bread. Well worth the read.

And it works for the read harder challenge #24: read a food memoir.

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