Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard Fermentation as Metaphor: From the Author of the Bestselling the Art of Fermentation Take Back the Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir Fäviken: 4015 Days - Beginning to End
Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture Take Back the Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions Eat a Peach: A Memoir Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity Eat a Peach: A Memoir Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir
Fäviken: 4015 Days - Beginning to End Take Back the Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Eat a Peach: A Memoir Fäviken: 4015 Days - Beginning to End The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir
The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity Fermentation as Metaphor: From the Author of the Bestselling the Art of Fermentation Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture Fermentation as Metaphor: From the Author of the Bestselling the Art of Fermentation

Great Food-ish Nonfiction 2020

By Helen Rosner

Great Food-ish Nonfiction 2020

By Helen Rosner
Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

Emily J H Contois

$28.69

A sharp-as-hell dissection of how cultural notions of masculinity and femininity are weaponized in the kitchen, the grocery store, the dinner table, and everywhere else. Fascinating, mordant, enraging, illuminating.

Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food

Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food

Gina Rae La Cerva

$26.95 $25.06

A wide-ranging, globe-spanning travelogue of foraging, deftly reported and beautifully written, which doubles as a powerful thesis on climate, geography, colonialism, and what it means to be (or to be called) indigenous.

Fermentation as Metaphor: From the Author of the Bestselling the Art of Fermentation

Fermentation as Metaphor: From the Author of the Bestselling the Art of Fermentation

Sandor Ellix Katz

$25.00 $23.25

A strange, wondrous book that does exactly what the title promises. Katz, a high priest of fermentation, poetically draws together threads that link the world of the microbiome to the macro: art, religion, sex, emotion, memory, activism, growth, death, family, and one's own sense of self.

Take Back the Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions

Take Back the Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions

Joshna Maharaj

$18.95 $17.62

A passionate, rigorous, first-person argument for restoring dignity to the maligned, overlooked, under-funded, culturally dismissed world of "institutional food," as well as restoring dignity to the people in circumstances of eating it.

Fäviken: 4015 Days - Beginning to End

Fäviken: 4015 Days - Beginning to End

Magnus Nilsson

$59.95 $55.75

Fäviken, by all accounts a wondrous Swedish restaurant (that I'm sad I never visited), closed forever this year. This book is a Cubist portrait of a place and an endeavor, all faces and times at once: essays and disquisitions, recipes, profiles, portraits, and a catalog of every dish ever prepared.

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity

Priya Basil

$19.95 $18.55

Philosophical, meditative, and meandering; intimately personal but also tremendous in its universality. An exploration, through food, of the idea of care, how we live with it and within it, and how it's shaped and inflected by community, religion, race, nation, friendship, family, love, and obligation.

Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir

Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir

Lisa Donovan

$28.00 $26.04

A poetic chainsaw of a memoir — a story of cooking, restaurants, family, pastry, and astonishing resilience, fueled by rage and love in equal parts, ending in a place of astonishing emotional generosity. (And goddamn can Donovan turn a sentence.)

Eat a Peach: A Memoir

Eat a Peach: A Memoir

David Chang and Gabe Ulla

$28.00 $26.04

You get the sense, reading this, of sitting in on a therapy session: Chang chews through family dysfunction, self-loathing, mental illness, and the trauma of success with a degree of rawness and candor that verges on surreal. (Shoutout to chapter 15, one of the most astonishing things I've read all year.)

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard

John Birdsall

$35.00 $32.55

Birdsall's biography is both elegant and unvarnished, a beautifully unconventional life-audit that locates Beard in contexts where he isn't often placed: his queerness, his strangeness, his difficulties and triumphs.