A: A Weekend Cooking list of Foodie Nonfiction Favorites
Weekend Cooking, hosted at Beth Fish Reads, is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog's home page.
My Foodie Nonfiction Favorites
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
by Michael Pollan
I especially recommend the audio version, narrated by author.
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss
This book is fascinating, but it will make you angry.
My Life in France by Julia Child
An all-time favorite
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
A memoir with recipes, my book club cooked (and ate) our way through this one.
The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
Another memoir with recipes book club selection, this time with a local connection.
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
I enjoyed the social history, but would have appreciated more about the individual families.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
I will read anything Michael Pollan writes.
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan
Very interesting... and disturbing
Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family
by Mark Leslie
A month in Italy learning the language and culinary skills while living in a family setting? Yes, please.
Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin
Recipes. stories, and more from one of America's most beloved food writers.
What are your foodie nonfiction favorites? Have you read any of these?
Links to all of this week's Nonfiction November posts are here.