Books about Food [Moved from Not About Food board]
I don't generally read that much, but in the past few years I have managed to work my way through heat and kitchen confidential. Currently, I am about to finish the Nasty Bits (also by Bourdain) and am looking forward to reading the man who ate everything series by jeffrey steingarten.
I wanted to open it up so people can debate and/or share their favorite books about food (not cookbooks) and maybe give me a few recommendations for where to go from here.
Check out Frances Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany. Wonderful descriptions of both Italy and the food she encounters and creates while living there.
I just requested Barbara Kingsglover's Animal Vegetable Miracle from the library, as I have heard good things about it.
What sorts of books are you looking for? I have just read an interesting book called The Scents of Eden -Charles Corn which was all about the spice history and the horrors that went with it. Another favorite of mine is Stalking the Wild Asparagus -Euell Gibbons, that has little bits about wild food and is very fun. Another book I really liked was Fast Food Nation -Eric Schlosser which is more about the history of our fast food chains and some very interesting pieces. But maybe you are looking for a different kind of book?