Delicious Books about Food


I stumbled across this fun Book Riot list of great books about food and thought I’d add on to it in preparation for Thanksgiving next week! Here are some of my favorite books about food (both fiction and non-fiction) and some books I’ve got on my to-read list. Do you have any other favorite books about food? Comment below!

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir and Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China, both by Eddie Huang

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (the first from Anthony Bourdain but you can’t go wrong with any of his books)

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (The chef/owner of Prune)

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky (His other food books look great too!)

Delicious!: A Novel by Ruth Reichl (You might know her food writing and nonfiction books but this novel is so delightful!)

Chocolat by Joanne Harris (“Chocolat’s every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere”)

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuchsia Dunlop (One of my favorite books of all time!)

Heartburn by Nora Ephron (Who doesn’t love Nora?)


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