Eight Thoughtful Food Books Worth Reading This Year

Taken from here.

2011_11_03-Cookbooks.jpgIt's been a while since I shared some of my favorite recently-published food books. My desk is relatively tidy, but it becomes a sort of cocooned library of food books as the review copies stack up.

Recently I was scanning these volumes and realized that many of the books that came out this year have a really thoughtful aspect to them. Whether it be gentle suggestions for eating less meat like Pam Anderson's Cook without a Book, or an exciting but not didactic single-subject cookbook like Molly Stevens's All About Roasting, or Anne Zimmerman's moving account of M.F.K. Fisher's life in An Extravagant Hunger, I am struck by and humbled to see that it is this approach to that drew me to this career in the first place. These are the writers and cooks who inspire me.

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