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

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Skinnytaste One and Done: 140 No-Fuss Dinners for Your Instant Pot®, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer, Sheet Pan, Skillet, Dutch Oven, and More: 140 No-Fuss Dinners Sheet Pan, Skillet, Dutch Oven, and More
All About Cake
Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast
The Best American Food Writing 2018
Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours
Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits
Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1
The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time
Sugar (Cake, #2; Whiskey Sharp, #3.5)
Mission Defrostable (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, #3)
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet
The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
The Cafe by the Sea (Summer Seaside Kitchen, #1)
The Lost Vintage
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe (Comfort Food Cafe #1)
The Monk of Mokha
Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe (Comfort Food Cafe #2)
Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen
Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22)
Christmas Caramel Murder (Hannah Swensen, #20)
It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa SchroederThe Cupcake Queen by Heather HeplerSprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlayComfort Food by Kate JacobsIf You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Cupcakes on the Cover!
139 books — 114 voters
Practical Paleo by Diane SanfilippoThe Primal Blueprint by Mark SissonIt Starts with Food by Dallas HartwigWell Fed by Melissa JoulwanThe Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
Best Paleo/Primal Books
106 books — 147 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Life in a Foreign Country
547 books — 329 voters
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee BenderThe Cupcake Queen by Heather HeplerMake Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Food on the Cover
874 books — 391 voters

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Best Books about Being Eaten
95 books — 167 voters
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonWasted by Marya HornbacherUnbearable Lightness by Portia de RossiJust Listen by Sarah DessenThin by Lauren Greenfield
Best Eating Disorder Books
376 books — 841 voters

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Eating Animals
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
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
Salt: A World History
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
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