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Food Fiction and Nonfiction Genre

Book Titles for the Food Enthusiast
Caution: Ongoing List

Nonfiction Genre

1. Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, Gabrielle Hamilton

2. A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle

3. Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany, Bill Buford

4. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, Anthony Bourdain

5. The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten

6. Burn the Ice, The American Culinary Revolution and Its End, Kevin Alexander

7. Finding the Flavors We Lost From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food, Patric Kuh

8. Women in the Kitchen, Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, From 1661 to Today, Anne Willan
9. American Sfoglino, A Master Class in Handmade Pasta, Evan Funke

10. Soup for Syria, Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity, Barbara Abdeni Massaad

11. Sobremesa, A Memoir of Food and Love in Thirteen Courses, Josephine Oria Caminos

12. In Bibi's Kitchen, The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers From the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean, Hawa Hassan

13.  The Best American Food Writing 

14. Dirt, Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking, Bill Buford

15. Food, the History of Taste Edited by Paul Freedman

16. Saveur, The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking From Around the World

17. Food Truck Road Trip, A Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Colllected From the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast, Kim Pham

18. Saveur Cooks Authentic French

19. Olive Odyssey, Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World, Julie Angus

20. The Book of Eating, Adventures in Professional Gluttony, Ada Platt

21. Taste of Persia, A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan, Naomi Duguid

22. The Art of Escapism Cooking, A Survival Story, With Intensely Good Flavors, Mandy Lee

23. Women on Food, Edited, Charlotte Druckman

24. The Joy of Seafood, the All-purpose Seafood Cookbook With More than 900 Recipes, Barton Seaver

25. Butter, A Rich History, Elaine Khosrova

26. Food of the Italian South,

Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes, Katie Parla

27. Night + Market, Kris Yenbamroong

28. Downtime, Deliciousness at Home, Nadine Ley Redzepi

29. Ten Restaurants That Changed America, Paul Freedman

30. The Tuscan Sun Cookbook, Frances Mayes

31. The Course of History, Ten Meals That Changed the World, Struan Stevenson

32. Joe Beef, Surviving the Apocalypse: Another Cookbook of Sorts, Frederic Morin

33. Porto Stories From Portugal's Historic Bolhao Market, Gabrella opaz

34. Wine Food, New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking, Dana Frank

35. The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, Sean Sherman

36. The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler, Steven Rinella

37. Basque Country, a Culinary Journey Through a Food Lover's Paradise, Marti Buckley

38. Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand. Leela Punyaratabandhu

39. Pasta, Pane, VinoPasta, Pane, Vino

Deep Travels Through Italy's Food Culture, Matt Goulding

40. Eating My Way Through Italy,Heading Off the Main Roads to Discover the Hidden Treasures of the Italian Table, Elizabeth Minchilli

41. Unforgettable, the Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life, Emily Kaiser Thelin

42. 32 Yolks, From My Mother's Table to Working the Line, Eric Ripert

43. Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel: A Cookbook, Alon Shaya

44. Hawker FareHawker Fare, BookStories & Recipes From A Refugee Chef's Isan Thai & Lao Roots, Syhabout, James

45. Pok Pok. The Drinking Food of ThailandPok Pok. The Drinking Food of Thailand, Andy Ricker

46. Driving Hungry: A Memoir, Layne Mosler

47. Between Harlem and HeavenBetween Harlem and Heaven, BookAfro Asian American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, & Every Day, Johnson, J. J.

48. The Drinkable GlobeThe Drinkable Globe, BookThe Indispensable Guide to the Wide World of Booze, Jeff Cioletti

49. A Taste of Paris, A History of the Parisian Love Affair With Food, David Downie

50. Gastrophysics : the new science of eating, Charles Spence

51. Poole's, Recipes and Stories From a Modern Diner, Ashlely Christensen

52. Duck SeasonDuck Season, BookEating, Drinking, and Other Misadventures in Gascony-- France's Last Best Place David McAninch

53. The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, Libby H. O'Connell

54. On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta, Jen Lin-Liu

55.Tasting Rome, Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes From An Ancient City, Katie Parla

56. Lucky Rice, Stories and Recipes From Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables, Danielle Chang

57. The People's Place: Soul Food Restaurants and Reminiscences from the Civil Rights Era to Today

Book, Dave Hoekstra

58. Bitter, a Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, Jennifer McLagan​

59. The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food, Josh Schonwald

60. Food Heroes: 16 Culinary Artisans—Preserving Tradition,

Georgia Pellegrini

61. Manresa: An Edible Reflection, Christine Muhlke and David Kinch

62. Death by Pad Thai: And Other Unforgettable Meals, Douglas Bauer

63. My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, Ben Ryder Howe 

64. Lunch in Paris: A Delicious Love Story, with Recipes, Elizabeth Bard

65. Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking, Kevin Gillespie 

66. American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields, Rowan Jacobsen 

67. The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France, John Baxter 

68. The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best, A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America's Outstanding Chefs,

Kit Wohl

69. The Sharper your Knife, the Less You Cry, Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School, Kathleen Flinn

70. The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook, Anne Willan 

72. How Italian Food Conquered the World, John Mariani


73. The way we cook : portraits from around the world, Saveur


74. Red Sauce, How Italian Food Become American, Ian Macallen

75. The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family, Laura Schenone

76. A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances,  Laura Schenone

77. The Fortune cookie chronicles (A Book Adventure through the Mysteries of Chinese Food), Jennifer 8. Lee

78. Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States [Hardcover], Andrew Coe

79. The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation, David Kamp

80. Taco USA, Gustavo Arellano

81. 97 Orchard:  An Edible History of 5 Immigrant Families in one Tenement in New York, Jane Ziegelman

82. 52 loaves:  One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and Perfect Crust, William Alexander

83.Fannie Farmer’s Last Supper, Chris Kimball

84. Sweet Invention-A History of Dessert, Michael Krondl

85. Save the Deli ,David Sax

86.  Saveur Cooks Authentic American-Celebrating the recipes and diverse traditions of our rich heritage, the editors of Saveur Magazine


87. Star Spangled Cooking-A Food Lover’s Tour of America,Chateau Ste. Michelle

88.One Big Table-A Portrait of American Cooking, Molly O’Neill

89.The Saucier’s Apprentice, Bob Spitz

90.It Must Be Something I Ate, Jeffrey Steingarten

91.The Man Who Ate The World-in search of the perfect dinner, Jay Rayner

92.Food Journeys of a lifetime-500 Extraordinary places to eat around the globe

93.My Last Supper-50 great chefs and their final meals, Melanie Dunea

94.Around the World in 80 Dinners, Cheryl and Bill Jamison

95.Eat My Globe-one year to go everywhere and eat anything, Simon Majumdar

96. Medium Raw, Anthony Bourdain

97. Don’t Try This at Home: culinary catastrophes from the world’s greatest chefs, Kimberly Witherspoon & Andrew Friedman

98. Fork it over-the intrepid adventures, Alan Richman

99.Provence, 1970 MFS Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the reinvention of American taste by Luke Barr

100. Food heroes : the story of sixteen culinary artisans fighting to preserve tradition by Pellegrini, Georgia

101. Try this : traveling the globe without leaving the table Freeman, Danyelle

101. No experience necessary : the culinary odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken, Norman Van Aken

102.Shark’s fin and Sichuan pepper: a sweet –sour memoir of eating in china, Fuchsia Dunlop

103.The perfect meal : in search of the lost tastes of France, John Baxter

104. The sharper your knife, the less you cry : love, laughter, and tears at the world's most famous cooking school, Kathleen Flinn

105. Eat the city : a tale of the fishers, trappers, hunters, foragers, slaughterers, butchers, farmers, poultry minders, sugar refiners, cane cutters, beekeepers, winemakers, and brewers who built New York, Robin Shulman

106. The food and feasts of Jesus : inside the world of first century fare, with menus and recipes, Neel, Douglas

107. Gastrophysics : the new science of eating, Charles Spence

108. The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites, Libby Haight O'Connell

109.The cookbook library: four centuries of the cooks, writers, and recipes that made the modern cookbook, Anne Willan


110. Gastro Obscura, A Food Adventurer's Guide, Cecily Wong

111. Mango and Peppercorns, Tung Nguyen

112. Filipinx, Heritage Recipes From the Diaspora, Angela Dimayuga & Ligay Mishan

113. Dinner in Rome. A history of the world in one meal, Andreas Viestad

114. Steal the Menu, A Memoir of Forty Years in Food, Raymond A. Sokolov

115. Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger, A Memoir, Lisa Donovan

116. The Migrant Chef, The Life and Times of Lalo Garcia, Laura Tillman

117. Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America, Mayukh Sen

118. The Roads to Rome, Jarrett Wrisley

119. Mastering the Art of French Eating, Book Lessons in Food and Love From a Year in Paris, Ann Mah

120.Billion Dollar Burger Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food, Chas Purdy

Fiction Genre

1.  Miss Eliza's English Kitchen, Annabel Abbs

2. The Chocolate Maker's Wife, Karen Brooks

3. Feast of Sorrow, a Novel of Ancient Rome, Crystal King

4. Margherita's Notebook, Elisabetta Flumeri

5. The last days of Cafe Leila, Donia Bijan

6. Under the Table, Stephanie Evanovich

7. The Chef's Secret, Crystal 

The Saturday Night Supper Club

Book, Carla Laureano

9. The Simplicity of Cider, Amy E. Reichert

10. Cooking for Picasso, Camille Aubray

11. Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit, Jess Tom

12. The Whiskey Rebels, David Liss

13.The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone, Will Storr

14. The Love Goddess' Cooking School, Melissa Senate

15. Pastries, A Novel of Desserts and Discoveries, Bhart Kirchner

16. The Wedding Bees: A Novel of Honey, Love, and Manners, Sarah-Kate Lynch

17. Delicious!, Ruth Reichl

18. Bread and Butter, Michelle Wildgen

19. Cinnamon and Gun Powder, Eli Brown

20. Soy Sauce for BeginnersSoy Sauce for Beginners, Kirstin


21. Kitchen Chinese, Ann Mah​

22. The Devil Served Tortellini, Shirley Jump 

23. Comfort Food, Kate Jacobs

24. The Lost Recipe for Happiness, Barbara O'Neal

25. John Saturnall's Feast, Lawrence Norfolk

26. The Various Flavors of Coffee, Anthony Capella 

27.The last Chinese chef Nicole Mones

28. Coffee Trader, David Liss

29. Sadie on a Plate, Amanda Elliot

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