Wednesday November 14, 2012 | 11:57 AM

The recently released food memoir from Portland resident David Buchanan scored a spot on Amazon's list of the Best Books of 2012 in the Food Literature category. It ranks number 10 on the list, which includes "Consider the Fork," by Bee Wilson and "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child," by Bob Spitz.

Published by Chelsea Green, "Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter" takes readers on a tour of unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables and the people who grow them.

Buchanan is known locally as the owner of Origins Fruits and the guy who sells fruit smoothies at the Portland Farmers Market in Deering Oaks Park in the summer.

The paperback book sells for $17.95. Read my full review of "Taste, Memory."

About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or
On Twitter: @meredithgoad

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