Fun With Food - A Book List
Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential is a favorite "Kitchen Tell-All" and it pulled back the curtains to tell what really goes on in commercial kitchens. It is because of this book that I always eat out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Consider the Fork - Bee Wilson
Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson is a lesson in history. With the book, she explores the evolution of both cooking implements and table manners. It provided some interesting revelations about human physiology, as well.
Fat Land - Greg Critser
Greg Critser's Fat Land explores everything that Americans have gotten wrong with food. It specifically targets the large amounts of added sugars and trans-fats that seem to permeate the convenience foods. It also targets the incredibly large portion sizes in America.
My Life in France - Julia Child
The lady that launched French cooking in American. Julia Child's My Life in France is a must-read for everyone who likes food. She goes into great detail, both about adapting to life in France and in her descriptions of recipe creation and testing. I gained a new appreciation for the work chefs put into their creations after reading this book.
Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes is a book about a novelist and professor restoring a historical house in Tuscany, Italy. She loves to cook and talks about it often throughout the book. I was starving and craving basil the entire time I was reading it.