post off: what’s your favorite food writing book?

I just finished Anthony Bourdain’s A Cook’s Tour in which he travels the world in seplace of the perfect meal. I loved it. While Chef Tony can be sort of abrasively arrogant on “No Reservations,” in his writing, his passion is infectious and his arrogance dulled to a swaggering, appealing bad boy disposition. Every chapter was a new adventure (Vietnam, Russia, France, Japan) and (almost) every meal described in all it’s mouthwatering glory. It was a great read. More importantly though, A Cook’s Tour also introduced me to a literary genre I hadn’t ever read before: food writing. Now that’s I’ve delved into the genre, I’m hungry for more (sorry, couldn’t resist). So how about it, Shelterrific bookworms: what’s your favorite food writing book?

From our partners

MFK Fisher. Seriously. The Gastronomical Me is my favourite but you can get all of her books collected in The Art of Eating 50th anniversary edition. She’s just… wonderful.

Angela M.

I loved Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones and Butter. Makes you want to go to Italy.. and Prune!

Angela M.

P.S. Anthony Bourdain looks so bad ass on this cover photo. He must love it.


Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman.