If you’ve been around for a while you may remember the deep love I have for food writing, both fiction and non. I love cooking and baking and seeking out new grocery stores so it fits that I’d also love books that revolve around food.
I think one of the reasons I love it so much is because food can always be a common denominator. There are a million different variables, styles, and preferences but at the end of the day, we all have to eat. I love getting to create something special from ordinary ingredients and to share what I’ve made with others. There’s love in the sharing of both food and recipes.
I appreciate the behind the scenes aspects of food writing and the stories that pair with recipes. One of my favorite aspects of reading in general is the memories that are associated with the time and place of reading a specific book. A Homemade Life as a newlywed and learning how to cook and then re-reading several years later in our blue tiled kitchen in Fayetteville. Stir while sitting in a coffee shop in Brooklyn on a freezing January day. Each of these stories pictured remind me of why I love food and people and the community that comes with feeding those we love. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites as well as a few that are on my to be read list.
Foodie Books I’ve Loved
A Homemade Life
Bread and Wine
Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
It Was Me All Along
Garlic & Sapphires
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
To Be Read
My Life in France
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
The New Farm
Save Me the Plums
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living
What are your favorite books involving food and what should I make sure not to miss? The Lager Queen of Minnesota and Voracious! are up next for me. Happy reading!