Food Writing

Food writing is writing that focuses on the topic of food, both widely and narrowly defined, and includes work by food critics and food historians.

Taste: My Life through Food
Eat a Peach
The Recipe Box
The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat
Salty: Lessons on Eating, Drinking, and Living from Revolutionary Women
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai
Dirt: Adventures, with Family, in the Kitchens of Lyon, Looking for the Origins of French Cooking
Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
The Best American Food Writing 2021
Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants
Wasted Calories and Ruined Nights: A Journey Deeper into Dining Hell
Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World: A History
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
The Man Who Ate Everything
Japanese Cooking by Shizuo TsujiThe Just Bento Cookbook by Makiko ItohHarumi's Japanese Cooking by Harumi KuriharaAuthentic Japanese Food Cookbook by Daniel HumphreysWashoku by Elizabeth Andoh
Best Japanese Cookbooks in English
39 books — 30 voters
Vietnamese by Uyen LuuInto the Vietnamese Kitchen by Andrea NguyenMy Vietnam by Luke NguyenThe Food of Vietnam by Luke NguyenThe Vietnamese Market Cookbook by Van Tran
Best Vietnamese Cookbooks
21 books — 1 voter

Memories of Philippine Kitchens by Amy BesaTikim by Doreen G. FernandezKulinarya by Glenda Rosales BarrettoLet's Cook With Nora by Nora V. DazaI Am a Filipino by Nicole Ponseca
Must-Read Filipino Cookbooks
6 books — 3 voters
My Paris Kitchen by David LebovitzMastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia ChildFrench Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth DavidThe Cooking of Southwest France by Paula WolfertPatricia Wells at Home in Provence by Patricia Wells
Best French Cookbooks
73 books — 4 voters

The Arabesque Table by Reem KassisZaitoun by Yasmin    KhanThe Palestinian Table by Reem KassisPalestine on a Plate by Joudie KallaFalastin by Sami Tamimi
Best Palestinian Cookbooks
12 books — 2 voters
Sweet Hands by Ramin GaneshramThe Cuban Table by Ana Sofia PeláezThe Real Taste Of Jamaica by Enid DonaldsonTastes Like Cuba by Eduardo MachadoJerk from Jamaica by Helen Willinsky
Best Caribbean Cookbooks
103 books — 5 voters

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