Category: Food Books

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Great Food

The books in Penguin’s Great Food series might be small but they’re perfectly formed. For these slim little pocket – or handbag – volumes, the publishing house chose twenty writers from a variety of...

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Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Food Rules by Michael Pollan

I am a big fan of Michael Pollan’s writing. I was first grabbed by 2008’s In Defence of Food, which led me to The Omnivore’s Dilemma from 2006. These books – absorbing, fascinating, infuriating and entertaining – are great reading. Pollan may be writing about weighty things but he wears his learning and research lightly.

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The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

The Food of a Younger Land

Great research is the key to Mark Kurlansky’s The Food of a Younger Land. The subtitle – A Portrait of American Food–Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was Seasonal – explains the what of the latest book on food from the author of Salt, Cod and The Big Oyster.

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A Day at elBulli by Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler, and Albert Adrià

A Day at elBulli by Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler, and Albert Adrià

A Day at elBulli by Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler, and Albert AdriàThe demand for seats at Ferran Adrià’s elBulli restaurant in Northern Spain is such that only a fraction of the people who want to will ever get to eat there. Its pedigree is well known – three stars from Michelin, a chef who is the king of molecular gastronomy, two million requests a season for only 8,000 places, four times named best restaurant in the world.


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