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Best Food Writing Books To Read

Our list of some of the best Food Writing books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Best American Food Writing 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018)

 Best Food Writing Books To Read“Food writing is stepping out,” legendary food writer Ruth Reichl declares at the start of this, the inaugural edition of Best American Food Writing.
Author(s): Ruth Reichl, Silvia Killingsworth

The Best American Food Writing 2019 (The Best American Series ®) (2019)

 Best Food Writing Books To Read“Good food writing evokes the senses,” writes Samin Nosrat, best-selling author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and star of the Netflix adaptation of the book. “It makes us consider divergent viewpoints. It makes us hungry and motivates us to go out into the world in search of new experiences. It charms and angers us, breaks our hearts, and gives us hope.
Author(s): Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth

Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing (2016)

 Best Food Writing Books To Read“Food writing spans centuries and philosophies. . . . At long last there’s a Norton Anthology with all the most important works.”―EaterEdited by influential literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert and award-winning restaurant critic and professor of English Roger Porter, Eating Words gathers food writing of literary distinction and vast historical sweep into one groundbreaking volume.
Author(s): Sandra M. Gilbert, Roger J. Porter, et al.

Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food) (2005)

 Best Food Writing Books To ReadA glorious, edible tour of Paris through six decades of writing from Gourmet magazine, edited and introduced by Ruth ReichlFor sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet. Collected here for the first time, their essays create a unique and timeless portrait of the world capital of love and food.
Author(s): Gourmet Magazine Editors, Ruth Reichl

Best Food Writing 2015 (2015)

 Best Food Writing Books To ReadAnthony Bourdain, John T. Edge, Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Alice Waters. These are just some of the celebrated writers and foodies whose work has appeared in Best Food Writing over the past fifteen years. Whether written by an established journalist or an up-and-coming blogger, the essays offered in each edition represent the cream of that year’s crop in food writing.
Author(s): Holly Hughes

You and I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us to One Another (MAD Dispatches, Volume 1) (2018)

 Best Food Writing Books To ReadGood food is the common ground shared by all of us, and immigration is fundamental to good food. In nineteen thoughtful and engaging essays and stories, You and I Eat the Same explores the ways in which cooking and eating connect us across cultural and political borders, making the case that we should think about cuisine as a collective human effort in which we all benefit from the movement of people, ingredients, and ideas.
Author(s): Chris Ying, René Redzepi , et al.

Food: A Reader for Writers (2014)

 Best Food Writing Books To ReadRead. Write. Oxford. From the hearty dishes of the American South to hotly debated GMOs, Food: A Reader for Writers serves up articles from a wide range of cultures, economic strata, and moments in time. It covers food’s relationship to such topics as memory and identity, politics and health, the environment and economy, and travel and worldviews.
Author(s): Deborah H. Holdstein, Danielle Aquiline

Best Food Writing 2017 (2017)

 Best Food Writing Books To ReadFrom small-town bakeries to big city restaurants, Best Food Writing offers a bounty of everything in one place. For eighteen years, Holly Hughes has scoured both the online and print world to serve up the finest collection of food writing.
Author(s): Holly Hughes

Best Food Writing 2013 (2013)

 Best Food Writing Books To ReadBest Food Writing is the place where readers and food writers meet to celebrate the most delicious prose of the year—serving up everything to whet your appetite from entertaining blogs to provocative journalism.
Author(s): Holly Hughes

American Food Writing: An Anthology with Classic Recipes: A Library of America Special Publication (2009)

 Best Food Writing Books To ReadIn this groundbreaking anthology, celebrated food writer Molly O’Neill gathers the very best from over 250 years of American culinary history. This literary feast includes classic accounts of iconic American foods: Henry David Thoreau on the delights of watermelon; Herman Melville, with a mouth-watering chapter on clam chowder; H. L. Mencken on the hot dog; M. F. K.
Author(s): Molly O’Neill

Best Food Writing Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some food writing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Hunger and Postcolonial Writing

Author(s): Muzna Rahman
ID: 3373666, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

The Best American Food Writing 2022

Author(s): Sohla El-Waylly; Silvia Killingsworth
ID: 3578428, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

The Best American Food Writing 2021

Author(s): Gabrielle Hamilton, Silvia Killingsworth
ID: 3111643, Publisher: Mariner Books, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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