Feed Me, Seymour: A Round-Up of Recommended Food Writing

Last week, I asked for book recommendations to feed my need to read about food, cooking, and the eating life. You Riot readers did not let me down! Here’s a round-up of the books you suggested in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter.


The Book Lover’s Cookbook by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger

Heat by Bill Buford

Southern Belly by John T. Edge

Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten

Steak by Mark Schatzker

What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained by Robert L. Wolke

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices by Lisa Abend

The Art of Eating by M.F.K Fisher

Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Honey From a Weed by Patience Gray

My Life From Scratch by Gesine Bullock-Prado

Untangling My Chopsticks by Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier

The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

My Life in France: Julia Child

A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

Hungry Monkey by Matthew Amster-Burton

Candyfreak by Steve Almond

Simple French Food by Richard Olney

On Rue Tatin and Tarte Tatin by Susan Herrmann


The Pioneer Woman

Eat This Poem

Bad Mama Genny

Anything to add? I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to have too many food books.