FOOD LIT

Chef bios, food histories, culinary theories, reviews, and general food writing and literature.

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  1. Food and the City

    Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It

    $28.00

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City’s dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this industry their lives. Learn More
  2. First Bite

    First Bite: How We Learn to Eat

    $27.99

    We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? Learn More
  3. Field Guide to Candy

    Field Guide to Candy: How to Identify and Make Virtually Every Candy Imaginable

    $15.95

    What puts the crunch in buttercrunch toffee? How do you cook the perfect raspberry chocolate truffle? What's the secret to making lollipops and lemon drops? Discover these answers and more in Field Guide to Candy, a handy pocket reference to more than 100 recipes, complete with serving suggestions and fascinating historical trivia (in the 1940s, gumdrop cakes were among the most popular desserts in America). Learn More
  4. Ferran

    Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food

    $28.00

    The first-ever biography of Ferran Adrià, the chef behind Spain's renowned El Bulli restaurant, by one of the world's foremost food authorities. Learn More
  5. Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal

    Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front

    $23.00

    Drawing upon 40 years’ experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. Learn More
  6. Edible Secrets

    Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified US History

    $10.00

    What do top-secret CIA assassination plots, Black Panther arrests, and Reaganomics have in common? Food, of course! Learn More
  7. Eating Animals

    Eating Animals

    $14.99

    Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. Learn More
  8. Dishwasher

    Dishwasher

    $13.99

    One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States Learn More
  9. Culinary Reactions

    Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking

    $16.95

    When you’re cooking, you’re a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. Learn More
  10. Cooking for Geeks

    Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

    $34.95

    Are you interested in the science behind what happens to the food in your kitchen? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise instead of simply following a set of instructions? Learn More
  11. Cooking Dirty

    Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen

    $15.00

    The grit and glory of restaurant life, as told by a survivor of kitchens across America. Learn More
  12. Cooked (paperback)

    Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

    $17.00

    In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Learn More
  13. Cook Food

    Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating

    $10.00

    More than just a rousing food manifesto and a nifty set of tools, Cook Food makes preparing tasty, wholesome meals simple and accessible for those hungry for both change and scrumptious fare. If you're used to getting your meals from a package--or the delivery guy--or if you think you don't know how to cook, this is the book for you. Learn More
  14. Consider the Fork (trade paperback)

    Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

    $16.00

    Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Learn More
  15. Chocolate Wars

    Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers

    $15.99

    The delicious history of rival chocolate companies and their fascinating dynasties— the Lindts, Frys, Hersheys, Mars, and Nestlés— told by a descendant of the Cadbury family Learn More
  16. Cheesemonger

    Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge

    $17.95

    Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge is the highly readable story of Gordon Edgar’s unlikely career as a cheesemonger at San Francisco’s worker-owned Rainbow Grocery Cooperative. Learn More
  17. Cheddar

    Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese

    $25.00

    And what it can tell us about our history, cultural identity, and food politics. Learn More
  18. Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture

    Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture

    $14.95

    Forty-nine percent of all Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal. It's the third most popular grocery item in the United States. Learn More
  19. Candyfreak

    Candyfreak: A Journey Through The Chocolate Underbelly Of America

    $13.00

    Driven by his obsession, stubborn idealism, and the promise of free candy, self-confessed candyfreak Steve Almond takes off on a quest to discover candy's origins in America, to explore the little companies that continue to get by on pluck and perseverance, and to witness the glorious excess of candy manufacturing. Learn More
  20. Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding

    Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding

    $12.00

    Travelling physician, salesman, author and self-made man, Dr. Chase dispensed remedies all over America during the late nineteenth century, collecting recipes and domestic tips from the people he met along the way. Learn More
  21. Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts

    Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts: The Recipes of Del Posto’s James Beard Award–Winning Pastry Chef

    $29.95

    A dessert cookbook and portrait of an unconventional dessert maker. Learn More
  22. A Bowl Of Olives

    Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory

    $18.95

    From the author of the international bestseller In and Out of the Garden and the wondrous sketchbook Sara Midda’s South of France comes a long-awaited treasure of a book. Learn More
  23. Blood, Bones & Butter (trade paperback)

    Blood, Bones And Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

    $16.00

    Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Learn More
  24. Best Food Writing 2015

    Best Food Writing 2015

    $15.99

    Anthony 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. Learn More
  25. Behind the Kitchen Door

    Behind the Kitchen Door

    $21.95

    How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions-discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens-affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? Learn More

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