"The Man Who Ate Everything" -- great book
Yes, I am getting addicted to this site. I noticed a book recommendation list, so I am adding my vote for The Man Who Ate Everything, by Jeffrey Steingarten. He is the food critic for, yes, Vogue. Far from advocating Slim-fast, he is a real obsessive seeker of the best in food and is willing to sacrifice himself upon the alter, be it by finding secret sources of horse fat with which to make French fries or eating choucroute three meals a day to find the best version. And then he tells us about it. It's great!