Books to Devour

Where Is The Ben & Jerry’s Of Meat Processing?

Chris Leonard poses the question in a new book
Apr 7, 2014 10:00 am

In the 1970s, nearly 40 companies provided half the chicken Americans consumed. Today, just three companies produce that amount and they control every aspect of production, from egg to vacuum-sealed chicken breasts at the grocery store. As business reporter and author of a new book on the topic Chris Leonard sees it, this is a problem that needs solving now.

David Lebovitz Says Eating In Paris Has Become Fun Again

And if this guy says it, you'd better believe it
Apr 2, 2014 10:00 am

For my money, there's no better judge of French-American culinary dichotomies than David Lebovitz, the pastry chef who decamped the Bay Area and the kitchen at Chez Panisse for Paris a decade ago. Here, the admirably witty Lebovitz talks about why Paris's restaurant and cooking scenes are improving, how the French cook at home and gives an update on the latest Le Brooklyn news.

Oh. My. Glob. An Adventure Time Cookbook, Just Like In My Dreams.

A Q&A on bacon pancakes, everything burritos & more
Feb 14, 2014 3:00 pm

One of the best parts of falling into the world of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time is the food. Dogs make bacon pancakes for their humans, tiny old elephants bake apple pies and vampires innocuously suck the red out of strawberries. Thankfully cooking enthusiast and professional Renaissance geek Eric Resnick just published his unauthorized Adventure Time cookbook: Eating Ooo. I had so many questions for this hero.

Tyler Kord Explains Why He Wrote An All-Broccoli Cookbook

Move over brussels, there's new hot veg in town
Feb 11, 2014 12:00 pm

We recently found out that our dude Tyler Kord (of No. 7 and No. 7 Sub) has written his own Short Stack Edition, a loving tribute to broccoli. He’s long been a fan of the much-maligned vegetable. But we reached out to find out how you fill up an entire cookbook.

The Settlers Of Catan Cookbook You Maybe Didn't Ask For

Wood for sheep might mean something to you
Dec 9, 2013 5:00 pm

This holiday season there has been no lack of goofy (yet sometimes useful) pop-culture crossover cookbooks available for gifting. Think Hunger Games and 50 Shades Of Kale. And now we get word that there is a 100 recipe book dedicated to Settlers of Catan. Read all about it.

Here's A Cookbook With Cleverly Illustrated Recipes

Little need for words with this artsy cookbook
Dec 6, 2013 11:00 am

Attention visual learners! Check out Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat, a fully illustrated cookbook with over 50 comforting recipes. Each recipe is broken down into visual step-by-step instructions. The whimsical illustrations provide quick and easy instructions for making the classics. More info and art, right this way.

Food Book Excerpt: Stolen Apples, Yankee Pot Roast And A Cabin By The Lake

Food memories from a long-ago New England summer
Nov 20, 2013 2:00 pm

David Kamp is a writer and humorist whose work appears most frequently in Vanity Fair. He is the author of, among other books, The United States of Arugula, a chronicle of American food trends. In this excerpt from the book, Kamp fondly recalls childhood vacations in New Hampshire.

Food Book Excerpt: Omar Sharif Slept Here

An Alan Richman story from a new food anthology
Nov 18, 2013 11:00 am

Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has released A Fork in The Road — a collection of 34 original stories that show how travel, food and eating combine to shape and inspire our lives. Here is the entry from Alan Richman, a long-time food writer who has won 11 James Beard journalism awards for restaurant reviewing, most recently at GQ. He frequently angers people, but never before have they been Egyptians.


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