I think we're all big fans of food around here, but I'm the kind of fan that is not simply satisfied by just eating food or writing about food. I also like to READ (you guessed it) about food.
I was inspired to write this post by my friend T's Google Chat status message, which contained a link to Mark Kurlansky's new book about food history and the way Americans ate before chain restaurants and other modern "conveniences" obliterated the idea of seasonal eating.
I would have loved to create a longer post about this, but I'm kind of on a time crunch considering my upcoming trip to Sicily, which I leave for tomorrow and which I have not yet begun packing for. On the bright side, I'm hoping to get a few great SPF posts out of the trip!
A few books about food that I absolutely adore and would definitely recommend:
*The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution, by David Kamp
*Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, by Anthony Bourdain
*Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, by Esther Blum and James Dignan
*What to Drink With What You Eat, by Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page and Michael Sofronski (reference)
And a few I've been dying to read:
*Omnivore's Dilemma / In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
*What to Eat, by Marion Nestle (even though I tried to interview her once and she was kind of rude to me)
*Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, by Ruth Reichl
*The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, by Mark Kurlansky
*Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
*A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine, by Anthony Bourdain
*Moveable Feasts, by Sarah Murray
*Art of Simple Food, by Alice Waters (reference)
If anyone has read any of these and would like to comment, or has other food book suggestions, I want to read your comments! Because, you know, I like to READ ABOUT FOOD...