Food Glorious Food

The next best thing to eating is reading about food! The following books all share a passion for culinary adventures – either in the kitchen, a restaurant, or through historical study. All of these titles are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.

Baruch, Michael J. Street Food Chicago: A Complete Book of Original Recipes, History and Stories About the Most Loved Foods in the City. 2007. (641.5977311 B).

Bullock-Prado, Gesine. My Life from Scratch: A Sweet Journey of Starting Over, One Cake at a Time. 2009. (641.815 B).

Cadbury, Deborah. Chocolate Wars: The 150-year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers. 2010. (338.7664 C).

Child, Julia. As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece. 2010. (641.5092 C).

Despommier, Dickson D. The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century. 2010. (630 D).
     Also available: CD

Donohue, John (editor). Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families. 2011. (641.5973 M).

George, Don (editor). A Moveable Feast : Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World. 2010. (910.4 M).

Gopnik, Adam. The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food. 2011. (394.12 G).

Haddix, Carol Mighton (editor). Chicago Cooks: 25 Years of Food History with Menus, Recipes, and Tips from Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago. 2007. (641.5977311 C).

Hamilton, Gabrielle. Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. 2011. (641.5092 H).
     Also available: CD, eBook

Hamilton, Richard and Vicente Todoli (editors). Food for Thought, Thought for Food. 2009. (641.5946 F).

Harris, Jessica B. High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America. 2011.
(641.59296 H).

Jacob, Matthew. What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame. 2010. (394.1209 J).

Jaffrey, Madhur. Climbing the Mango Tree: A Memoir of a Childhood in India. 2006.
(641.5092 J).

Kurlansky, Mark (editor). The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food: Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food was Seasonal, Regional, and Traditional: From the Lost WPA Files. 2009. (394.120973 F).
     Also available: CD

O’Neill, Molly. One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking : 600 Recipes from the Nation's Best Home Cooks, Farmers, Fishermen, Pit-Masters, and Chefs. 2010.
(641.5973 O).

Shaw, Hank. Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast. 2011. (641.6 S).

Stern, Jane. Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 800 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More. 2011.
(647.9573 S).

Theroux, Jessica. Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily. 2010. (641.5945 T).

Volk, Patricia. Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family. 2001. (641.5 V).
     Also available: CD

Weber, Karl (editor). Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer--and What You Can Do About It. 2009. (338.47664 F).
     Also available: eBook

Willard, Pat. America Eats! On the Road with the WPA: The Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials and Feasts that Define Real American Food. 2008. (394.120973 W).

Ziegelman, Jane. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement. 2010. (394.1209747 Z).