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April 15, 2018 BOOKLIST
Find more Top 10 Food Books
52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust. By William Alexander. 2010. Algonquin, $23.95 (9781565125834).
Alexander goes all out in his attempt to produce the ultimate loaf of bread, planting his own wheat field and traveling the world to consult with bread masters.
American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields. By Rowan Jacobsen.2010. Bloomsbury, $25 (9781596916487).
Jacobsen investigates terroir, the belief that individual plots of land can produce significant differences in crops and the new obsession of gastronomes.
Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment. By David Kirby. 2010. St. Martin’s, $26.99 (9780312380588).
Kirby’s profiles of affected individuals provide the most relatable testimony yet to the hazards of industrial animal farming.
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It. By Anna Lappé. 2010. Bloomsbury, $24 (9781596916593).
Continuing the work her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, began in Diet for a Small Planet (1971), Anna Lappé gathers facts about the major role industrial agriculture plays in today’s climate crisis and advocates for organic farming.
The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living. By Mark Bittman. 2010. Simon & Schuster, $35 (9781439120231).
Bittman provides shopping advice and hundreds of recipes to support his call for Americans to adopt and enjoy more environmentally friendly and healthy diets.
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. By Paul Greenberg. 2010. Penguin, $25.95 (9781594202568).
Greenberg travels the globe to assess the full extent of the damage to fisheries and how pollution, habitat destruction, and destructive fishing practices might be ameliorated.
Now Eat This: 150 of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All under 350 Calories. By Rocco DiSpirito. 2010. Ballantine, $22 (9780345520906).
Popular television chef DiSpirito retools diet cookery in hope of convincing even the most stubborn gourmand to cut calories without giving up delicious, satisfying foods.
The Perfect Finish: Special Desserts for Every Occasion. By Bill Yosses and Melissa Clark. 2010. Norton, $35 (9780393059533).
White House executive pastry chef Yosses presents 80 delectable dessert recipes, complete with tips, photographs, and step-by-step instructions.
The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. By Ben Hewitt. 2010. Rodale, $24.99 (9781605296869).
Tiny Hardwick, Vermont, may be the epicenter of a new food movement, thanks to those Hewitt dubs “agripreneurs,” a development that amuses, enthuses, and enrages the town’s residents.
Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens. By Andrew Beahrs. 2010. Penguin, $25.95 (9781594202599).
At the end of a grand tour of Europe, Mark Twain listed American foods he missed the most, a provocative inventory that inspired Beahrs’ quest to rediscover a more robust American cuisine.
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