I’m constantly in a state of glee over how many great food books are published each year. Though admittedly, it also causes me great anxiety because I want to read all. the. books, but can’t quite find the time for it.
This year, 2016, my goal is to read 2 books a month for a total of 24. About half of those books already on my list or in a ‘to be read’ pile at home are about food in one way or another. You can be sure you’ll be hearing about them as time passes.
This list however is from last year. I read quite a few books, which surprised me because I did quite a bit of traveling and on a couple of trips had to haul several heavy books with me which limited how many I could carry.
Regardless, this list below features a great cookbook, a memoir/cookbook that was the inspiration for my Dinner Diary column here at Food Practice, a short and very simply Michael Pollan book on the rules of eating, a history of the origins of Slow Food and a book that will rock the very foundations of your world if you’re a woman and have struggled with food and your weight.
Invest in some juicy reading. You won’t regret it.