Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

12 October 2018 | By Kwame Onwuachi | Filed in: food-writing.

By the time he was twenty seven, Kwame Onwuachi had competed on Top Chef, cooked at the White House, and opened and closed one of the most talked about restaurants in America In this memoir, he shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming of age Growing up in the Bronx and Nigeria where he

Burn the Place: A Memoir

17 February 2018 | By Iliana Regan | Filed in: food-writing.

A singular, powerfully expressive debut memoir that traces one chef s struggle to find her place and what happens once she does n nBurn the Place is a galvanizing memoir that chronicles Iliana Regan s journey from foraging on the family farm to running her Michelin starred restaurant, Elizabeth Her

Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship

11 October 2017 | By Isabel Vincent | Filed in: food-writing.

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love Thinking she is merely helping Edward s daughter who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York Isabel has no idea that the

The Cook

14 June 2018 | By Maylis de Kerangal | Filed in: food-writing.

Maylis de Kerangal follows up her acclaimed novel The Heart with a dissection of the world of a young Parisian chef n nMore like a poetic biographical essay on a fictional person than a novel, The Cook is a coming of age journey centered on Mauro, a young self taught cook The story is told by an unna

Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories

10 July 2018 | By Fanny Singer | Filed in: food-writing.

A cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of revered chef restaurateur Alice Waters a story of food, family, and the need for beauty in all aspects of life n nIn this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother and herself Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist

32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line

08 June 2017 | By Eric Ripert | Filed in: food-writing.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Hailed by Anthony Bourdain as heartbreaking, horrifying, poignant, and inspiring, 32 Yolks is the brave and affecting coming of age story about the making of a French chef, from the culinary icon behind the renowned New York City restaurant Le Bernardin n nNAMED ONE OF T

Everything Is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes

03 August 2019 | By Phyllis Grant | Filed in: food-writing.

What a beautiful, rich, and poetic memoir this is Phyllis Grant writes of longing, suffering, celebration, family, and food with such delicate power Like the best chefs, she knows how to make a masterpiece from a few simple ingredients truth, taste, poignancy, and love This is a wonderful book.

Supper Club

25 December 2018 | By Lara Williams | Filed in: food-writing.

A sharply intelligent and intimate debut novel about a secret society of hungry young women who meet after dark and feast to reclaim their appetites and their physical spaces that posits the question if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into n nRoberta spends her life trying not to tak

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

01 April 2019 | By Laura Shapiro | Filed in: food-writing.

A beloved culinary historian s short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives n nEveryone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives social and cultural, personal and politi

Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France

14 October 2018 | By Craig Carlson | Filed in: food-writing.

Now a New York Times Bestseller n nParis was practically perfect n nCraig Carlson was the last person anyone would expect to open an American diner in Paris He came from humble beginnings in a working class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn t know anything about startin

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

10 July 2019 | By David Lebovitz | Filed in: food-writing.

Bestselling author and world renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one s life Includes do