Assignment_Let’s Make Something

Narrative Nonfiction Genre Study
June 3rd, 2021

Assignment for Let’s Make Something: Food, Crafts, Arts, Fashion, Decorating

– Read two or more nonfiction books about food, crafts, art, fashion, decorating or adjacent subjects. The list of books below includes some suggestions, but feel free to read other titles or bring your favorite cookbooks or instructional books on specific crafts, arts and decorating styles.

Some titles to consider: 

The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Love, Loss and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

Notes From a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi

Fannie’s Last Supper by Christopher Kimball

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Salt:  A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Yes, Chef! by Marcus Samuelsson

The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson

My Life in France by Julia Childs

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

The Taste of Empire by Lizzie Collingham

How to Cook Everything Series by Mark Bittman

Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova

Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller

The Golden Thread by Kassia St. Clair

Knitlandia by Clara Parkes

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Alanna Okun

Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

The Not So Big House books by Sarah Susanka

The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski

The Pocket by Barbara Burman

The Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham

Dapper Dan by Daniel R. Day