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.

Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line
The Art of Baking Blind
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table
Hot Dog Taste Test
Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir
Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship
L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food
L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
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
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
The Man Who Ate Everything
A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
The Art of Eating
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverFast Food Nation by Eric SchlosserIn Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Food-Related Non-Fiction
908 books — 1,535 voters

Consider the Fork by Bee WilsonAmerican Catch by Paul GreenbergThe Third Plate by Dan BarberRighteous Porkchop by Nicolette Hahn NimanThe Bloodless Revolution by Tristram Stuart
Books related to Gastropod podcast
103 books — 5 voters

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanThe Art of Eating by M.F.K. FisherFood Matters by Mark BittmanAn Everlasting Meal by Tamar AdlerAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Sweet Food Writing
32 books — 21 voters
Memories of Philippine Kitchens by Amy BesaLet's Cook With Nora by Nora V. Daza
Must-Read Filipino Cookbooks
2 books — 1 voter

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Anthony Bourdain
Good food and good eating are about risk. Every once in a while an oyster, for instance, will make you sick to your stomach. Does this mean you should stop eating oysters? No way.
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain
As an art form, cooktalk is, like haiku or kabuki, defined by established rules, with a rigid, traditional framework in which one may operate.
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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