Wednesday, March 29, 2006
I feel bad for neglecting Sugar Hi. In case there is not enough to read here, here's a list of a few candy books which are worth checking out.
Candy: The Sweet History, by Beth Kimmerle, 2003
I love this book. It has a nice hardcover and is packed with beautiful vintage candy graphics and advertisements. The author highlights candy companies (and not just the biggies), the histories of different types of candies, and even provides a few recipes. I think Kimmerle also has a Chocolate: The Sweet History book out, but I haven't seen it yet.
Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America, by Steve Almond, 2004
Candyfreak is an interesting book, if you can get past the author whining about his failed relationships and pathetic life. I want to read a book about candy, not some dude's problems with the ladies. If I was given the opportunity to tour candy factories across the country, I sure would have been in a better mood.
Candy and Me (A Love Story) ,by Hilary Lifton, 2003
Candy and Me chronicles Ms. Lifton's lifelong obsession with candy. It's a cute story. And Lifton is obsessed with Bottle Caps - I can totally relate.