FOOD LIT

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

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  1. Beaten, Seared, and Sauced

    Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America

    $24.00

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    Millions of people fantasize about leaving their old lives behind, enrolling in cooking school, and training to become a chef. But for those who make the decision, the difference between the dream and reality can be gigantic—especially at the top cooking school in the country. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. Dearie

    Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

    $29.95

    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
  4. Done.

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

    $27.50

    Done. answers the age-old question that stumps all cooks: "Is it ready yet?" 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. Ferran

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

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    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
  7. Food Rules (hardcover, illustrated edition)

    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual (Illustrated)

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    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
  8. Food Trucks

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

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    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
  9. Foodopoly

    Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

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    Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, but she also runs an organic family farm in Northern Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to over five hundred families in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Learn More
  10. Hamburger America

    Hamburger America: A State-by-State Guide to 150 Great Burger Joints: Completely Revised and Updated Edition

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    America's hamburger expert George Motz returns with a completely updated edition of Hamburger America, now with 150 establishments where readers can find the best burgers in the country. Learn More

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