Best Food Writing

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Da Capo Lifelong Books
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

Holly Hughes, former executive editor of Fodor's travel publications, is the author of Frommer's 500 Places for Food and Wine Lovers. She lives with her family in New York City.


"This collection has something for connoisseurs, short story fans, and anyone hungry for a good read."--Library Journal

"Browse, read a bit, browse some more and then head for the kitchen."--Hudson Valley News

"The finest in culinary prose is offered in this new anthology...these pages delight and inform readers with entertaining and provocative essays...This book ultimately opens readers' eyes to honest, real food and the personal stories of the people behind it."--Taste for Life

"Longtime editor Hughes once again compiles a tasty collection of culinary essays for those who love to eat, cook and read about food...A literary trek across the culinary landscape pairing bountiful delights with plenty of substantive tidbits."--Kirkus Reviews

"A top-notch collection, Hughes brings together a wonderful mix that is sure to please the foodie in all of us."--San Francisco Book Review

"An exceptional collection worth revisiting, this will be a surefire hit with epicureans and cooks."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"If you're looking to find new authors and voices about food, there's an abundance to chew on here."--Tampa Tribune

Praise for the Best Food Writing Series

"With this typically delectable and eclectic collection of culinary prose, editor Holly Hughes proves her point made in the intro that the death of 68-year-old Gourmet magazine a year ago didn't lead to the demise of quality food journalism...There's a mess of vital, provocative, funny and tender these pages."--USA Today

"Some of these stories can make you burn with a need to taste what they're writing about."--Los Angeles Times

"The essays are thought-provoking and moving...This is an absolutely terrific and engaging book...There is enough variety, like a box of chocolates, that one can poke around the book looking for the one with caramel and find it."--New York Journal of Books

"What is so great about this annual series is that editor Holly Hughes curates articles that likely never crossed your desk, even if you're an avid reader of food content. Nearly every piece selected is worth your time."--The Huffington Post

"Stories for connoisseurs, celebrations of the specialized, the odd, or simply the excellent."--Entertainment Weekly

"This book is a menu of delicious food, colorful characters, and tales of strange and wonderful food adventures that make for memorable meals and stories."--Booklist

"There's something for everyone in the compilation, and because the stories are blog or magazine length, there's not much of a time commitment. If you only have 15 minutes to sit outdoors and read, you can finish at least one piece from beginning to end."
--Mother Nature Network