14 Books Every Food Lover Should Read

    Food and books: two great tastes that taste great together.

    1. The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin

    2. Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

    3. The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher

    4. The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten

    5. Home Cooking and More Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

    What they're about: Laurie Colwin champions the kind of food that we all really want to eat: simple and comforting, made with basic ingredients, some invested time, and love. Tackling subjects from cooking for one to the dinner party disaster, with recipes written in the voice of a friend perched on a stool in your kitchen, these books are best read with a pen in hand, to make a grocery list for what you’ll want to cook.

    Best enjoyed with: a simple dish of hot buttered noodles, dressed with parsley, and a hint of cheese.

    6. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

    7. Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

    8. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

    9. The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones

    10. The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

    11. Heat by Bill Buford

    12. Born Round by Frank Bruni

    13. An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

    14. My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme