This is an evolving list of my favorite food-related books.  Some are memoirs, others historical, and many political.  What are some of your favorites?

Abu-Jaber, Diana – The Language of Baklava

Diamond, Jared – Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Fisher, MFK – The Gastronomical Me

Guthman, Julie – Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism

Jacob, Dianne – Will Write for Food

Lappe, Frances Moore – Diet for a Small Planet

Lyson, Thomas A. – Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community

Moss, Michael – Salt, Sugar, Fat

Nestle, Marion –
What to Eat
Food Politics

Pellegrini, Angelo – The Unprejudiced Palate

Pepin, Jacques – The Apprentice

Pollan, Michael –
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
The Botany of Desire

Reichl, Ruth –
Tender at the Bone
Comfort Me with Apples
Garlic and Sapphires

Toklas, Alice B. – The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

Vileisis, Ann – Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back


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