Favorite Food Books of 2010

Bonnie Azab Powell and Tom Philpott over at the environmental website Grist asked a number of big-name (and not-so-big name, ahem) food writers  to name their favorite food books of the year. It’s a great must-read list. I’m going to have to place an order to fill in a few holes in my own roster of required reading.

Are there are any overlooked books that you feel should have been included? Please comment.

Click here for the BEST FOOD BOOKS of 2010

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  1. melissa pasanen says:

    I also loved Breaking Bread by Lynne Christy Anderson – in which she shares recipes and stories (almost verbatim, steam of consciousness) from immigrants around Boston.

  2. melissa pasanen says:

    oops – stream, not steam. guess I wasn’t channeling the hot soup I wish I was eating this chilly moment.

  3. Rhona says:

    Jeez, thanks a lot Barry – as if I’m ever going to get through the stack of books already awaiting my attention, and now you’ve given me another list of unmissables!

    One I’m enjoying right now is Discovering Words in the Kitchen, by Julian Walker – unpacking food’s etymological & cultural baggage. (And only 94 pages which means I’m highly likely to reach the end of it this year.)

  4. Lisa says:

    “The Lost Art of Real Cooking” by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger is a treasure. Part of reforming our food system will have to include getting people back into the kitchen cooking real food. Books like these inspire to do just that. Written in a narrative form – as opposed to a group of recipes – it tackles everything from making your own sauerkraut and sourdough starter to making cheese and brewing beer.

    So glad you were included in Grist’s panel! Now if I could only find extra hours in my day to tackle all those great reads.

    Happy New Year!

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