Food has become the center of the conversation today. The debate over genetically modified foods and organic farming has led to a global fascination with nutritional labels and food politics. Everyone is talking about food, whether it’s about where their ingredients come from or how they’re processed. If you’re looking for interesting food books, look no further.
We’ve gone through and hand-picked the best of the best based on what other people have said about them, so you can spend less time finding the good ones and more time preparing great meals.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about how their food is produced and what they are eating. It’s easy to read, but it’s also very informative. Pollan looks at the three different kinds of food systems that exist in America today, and how each affects our health and environment. You’ll be able to understand why you should care about where your food comes from, even if you don’t want to become a full-fledged locavore just yet!
Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes by Julie Morris
Julie Morris is a registered dietitian and wellness coach who specializes in helping people eat well and live their healthiest lives. She has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Shape magazine, and MindBodyGreen.
In her cookbook Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes, Morris offers more than 100 smoothie recipes to help you feel energized and maintain good health.
Julie’s book covers everything from making smoothies to more advanced techniques for creating your own blends. She also includes tips on using ingredients like chia seeds or flaxseeds in your smoothies.
My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci is an actor and director with roles in big-budget movies like The Hunger Games and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. He is also a food lover, and he writes about the way food has shaped his life. From the first time he ate pasta to the day he got his first job working in a restaurant, this memoir is filled with stories that will make you hungry for more.
This book is great for anyone who loves cooking or reading about food. It’s also great for anyone who wants to learn more about Italian culture and cuisine. Tucci’s writing style is casual and conversational — it feels like you’re chatting with him over lunch — so it’s easy to get lost in this book.
Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
Salt Sugar Fat offers an eye-opening look into how companies use salt, sugar, and fat in processed foods to make them more addictive than ever before. Moss takes readers behind the scenes at some of America’s most popular restaurants and fast-food joints and inside the lab where scientists are working on creating even more addictive foods for us to consume (and spend money on). If you’re interested in nutrition or health trends, this is an essential read!
A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain
This book is from Anthony Bourdain’s early days in the kitchen. It covers his travels around the world, from France to Thailand, with many stops along the way. It also includes some recipes for dishes he ate on his travels, which makes it interesting even if you don’t like cooking yourself.
The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
This book has many great tips that make cooking easier and more fun! It’s full of easy-to-follow advice about flavor pairings, which makes it great for pairing wine with food or finding ingredients that complement each other well. If you have ever wondered what goes well together in the kitchen, then this book is for you!
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee
This book is divided into three sections: Basic Techniques, Advanced Techniques, and Science-based Kitchen Concepts. Each section contains recipes that illustrate the topic being discussed in that section. The recipes are simple enough for home cooks or students just learning how to cook — but they’re also interesting enough for experienced chefs who want to learn something new about cooking science.
To make the most of your cooking experience, pick up a food book. Through them, you can learn new techniques that will improve your cooking prospects. Plus, many of these books provide a wide array of information on various subjects, such as dieting and planning for the future. You will even gain insight into other countries’ culinary traditions.
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