’s most popular food books include titles by chefs, restaurateurs and writers.

It’s the savior of long road trips nationwide. No, we’re not talking about Taco Bell’s new waffle tacos. Audiobooks (once called books on tape) have been around seemingly forever, and yet there remains no easier method to pass time in the car. What better way to tear through the latest best-seller than to have it read out loud to you midway past the Grand Canyon? And if the book is about food, you’ve definitely got our full attention.

Here's a list of the 10 most popular food books according to Encompassing food history, the restaurant industry, celebrity chef memoirs and global cuisine, these selections were put together by the website’s food curator/copywriter Michelle Kaatz. Included are works by Food Republic cofounder Marcus Samuelsson, Anthony Bourdain and former New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl. As an added plus, many are read by the authors themselves. Take a look at the full list below.

  1. Delancey by Molly Wizenberg
  2. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  3. Yes Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
  4. Garlic & Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
  5. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  6. The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat by Thomas McNamee
  7. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Finn
  8. Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
  9. Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
  10. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah

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