Cooking & Food Writing

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Mad Feast
An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food
Matthew Gavin Frank
A richly illustrated culinary tour of the United States through fifty signature dishes, and a radical exploration of our gastronomic heritage.
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Coming Home to Eat
The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food
Gary Paul Nabhan
"The first manifesto of the local food movement, and it remains one of the best—eloquent, bracing, and full of vital information." —Michael Pollan
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The Gastronomical Me
M. F. K. Fisher
M. F. K. Fisher sees life stomach first. The New York Times said "She spit Puritan restraint out like a dull wine and made a life of savoring the slow, sensual pleasures of the table." And between meals, she savored the pleasures of men and travel...
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In Defense of Food
An Eater's Manifesto
Michael Pollan
This book is as fascinating as all the reviewers keep telling us it is. Michael Pollan doesn't address every angle of every issue, but this book is a great starting point for thinking more critically and carefully about the foods we buy and eat...
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Kitchen Confidential
Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Anthony Bourdain
A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine—now with all-new, never-before-published material
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Medium Raw
A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Anthony Bourdain
An instant New York Times bestseller and the follow-up to the mega-hit Kitchen Confidential In the ten years since Anthony Bourdain's classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has...
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What's a Cook to Do?
An Illustrated Guide to 500 Essential Tips, Techniques, and Tricks
James Peterson
From America’s favorite cooking teacher, multiple award-winner James Peterson, an invaluable reference handbook. Culinary students everywhere rely on the comprehensive and authoritative cookbooks published by chef, instructor, and award-winning...