Food writing regards food not only as a substance, but also as a cultural phenomenon. Food writer John T. Edge explains how the genre views its topic: "Food is essential to life. It’s arguably our nation’s biggest industry. Food, not sex, is our most frequently indulged pleasure. Food—too much, not enough, the wrong kind, the wrong frequency—is one of our society’s greatest causes of disease and death." Food writer Mark Kurlansky links this vision of food directly to food writing, giving the genre's scope and range when he observes: “Food is about agriculture, about ecology, about man’s relati...more

The Glass Kitchen
American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood
The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat
The Vibrant Table: Recipes from My Always Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, and Sometimes Raw Kitchen
The HappyCow Cookbook: Recipes from Top-Rated Vegan Restaurants around the World
Salad Samurai: 100 Cutting-Edge, Ultra-Hearty, Easy-to-Make Salads You Don't Have to Be Vegan to Love
Food Trucks!
The Skinny Ice Cream Maker: Delicious Lower Fat, Lower Calorie Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Recipes For Your Ice Cream Maker
Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
The Kitchen Magpie: A Delicious Melange of Culinary Curiosities, Fascinating Facts, Amazing Anecdotes and Expert Tips for the Food-lover
Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal
Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us
Fresh Pantry: Eat Seasonally, Cook Smart, & Learn to Love Your Vegetables


  • Mãn by Kim Thúy
    Release date: Aug 26, 2014
    Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General’s Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim Thúy’s latest novel is a triumph of poetic be…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 13 - Jul 26, 2014
    15 copies available, 354 people requesting
    Countries available: CA
  • The Trouble with Brunch by Shawn Micallef
    The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure
    Release date: Jul 15, 2014
    What do your Eggs Benedict say about your notions of class?

    Every weekend, in cities around the world, bleary-eyed diners wait in line to be served ove…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 09 - Jul 30, 2014
    10 copies available, 291 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Mighty Spice Express Cookbook by John Gregory Smith
    Mighty Spice Express Cookbook: Fast, Fresh, and Full-on Flavors from Street Foods to the Spectacular
    "Mighty Spices Express" by John Gregory-Smith is an easy guide to exploring new culinary horizons through the use of spices. These dishes are quick an…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 16 - Jul 30, 2014
    9 copies available, 609 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey
    Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
    Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
    Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
    Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
    7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
    The Middlesteins
    A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
    Peaches for Father Francis (Chocolat, #3)
    Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
    When in Doubt, Add Butter
    Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
    Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor
    Devil's Food Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #14)
    The Blue Bistro by Elin HilderbrandIrrepressible You by Georgina PenneyAppetizers by Ivan RusilkoLicking the Spoon by Candace WalshEntrée by Ivan Rusilko
    Culinary Goodness
    113 books — 35 voters
    Practical Paleo by Diane SanfilippoIt Starts with Food by Melissa HartwigWell Fed by Melissa JoulwanThe Primal Blueprint by Mark SissonThe Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
    Best Paleo/Primal Books
    102 books — 99 voters

    The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. RombauerHow To Cook Everything by Mark BittmanBetter Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and GardensMastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia ChildThe New Best Recipe by Cook's Illustrated Magazine
    Best Cookbooks
    827 books — 828 voters
    The Cupcake Queen by Heather HeplerThe Lipstick Laws by Amy HolderThe Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoyThe Espressologist by Kristina SpringerThe Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
    Mmmm... Food on the Cover
    162 books — 118 voters

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
    In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
    Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    My Life in France
    Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
    Eating Animals
    Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
    The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
    Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
    Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
    Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
    Salt: A World History
    Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

    Ruth Reichl
    Ruth Reichl Delicious!
    Her Favorite Fiction About Food: Prime your palate with these savory novels recommended by the food critic and memoirist whose fiction debut is Delicious!
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    William Shakespeare
    This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

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