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

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  1. A Bone To Pick

    A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more


    Since his New York Times op-ed column debuted in 2011, Mark Bittman has emerged as one of our most impassioned and opinionated observers of the food landscape. Learn More
  2. Baltimore Chef's Table

    Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Charm City And The Surrounding Counties


    In the midst of recent growth and downtown development, Baltimore is breaking away from its culinary stereotypes and emerging as city that is attracting some extraordinary restaurants and talented chefs. Learn More
  3. Behind the Kitchen Door

    Behind the Kitchen Door


    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
  4. Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts

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


    A dessert cookbook and portrait of an unconventional dessert maker. Learn More
  5. Dearie

    Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child


    It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that’s exactly what Julia Child did. The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. Learn More
  6. Done.

    Done.: A Cook's Guide to Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked


    Done. answers the age-old question that stumps all cooks: "Is it ready yet?" Learn More
  7. Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal

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


    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
  8. Ferran

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


    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
  9. First Bite

    First Bite: How We Learn to Eat


    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
  10. Food Rules (hardcover, illustrated edition)

    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual (Illustrated)


    Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman come together to create an enhanced Food Rules for hardcover, now beautifully illustrated and with even more food wisdom. Learn More
  11. Food Trucks

    Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on Wheels


    With food-truck fever sweeping the nation, intrepid journalist Heather Shouse launched a coast-to-coast exploration of street food. In Food Trucks, she gives readers a page-by-page compass for finding the best movable feasts in America. Learn More
  12. Hungry Planet

    Hungry Planet: What the World Eats


    On the banks of Mali's Niger River, Soumana Natomo and his family gather for a communal dinner of millet porridge with tamarind juice. Learn More
  13. Roadfood

    Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 800 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More


    For road warriors and armchair epicures alike, the seventh edition of Roadfood is the key to finding some of the tastiest treasures in the United States. Learn More
  14. Skirt Steak

    Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen


    In this in-depth, behind-the-scenes tell-all about the lives of women chefs, journalist Charlotte Druckman walks the reader into the world behind the hot line. Learn More
  15. Slice Harvester

    Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza


    Over the course of two years, a twenty-something punk rocker eats a cheese slice from every pizzeria in New York City, gets sober, falls in love, and starts a blog that captures headlines around the world—he is the Slice Harvester, and this is his story. Learn More
  16. The Hundred Year Diet

    The Hundred Year Diet: America's Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight


    A lively cultural history of the American weight loss industry that explores the origins of our obsession with dieting. Learn More
  17. Three Squares

    Three Squares: The Invention Of The American Meal


    We are what we eat, as the saying goes, but we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Learn More
  18. Viva La Pizza!

    Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box


    One of the world’s foremost pizza experts presents more than 100 weird and wild pizza box designs. Learn More

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