A Reading List for Serious Foodies

Quick, let me publish this before it gets lost on the information superhighway. This is the list of books and magazines that were for sale at the First Annual Food Book Fair in Brooklyn last weekend, May 4 – 6, 2012, at the new über hip Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The meat of the event was the book talks and signings by the authors. Check out the lineup of panel discussions. I attended only a few, but they were first rate. I bought two books, Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy and Really Well by Peter Kaminsky, as a model for eating with joy while losing weight without dieting for “the patients,” and the brand new The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz (and Michael Pollan). In-depth for sure. Go Sandor! (See my article, The Case for Fermented Foods.)

Food Book Fair 2012 Publications List

A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories, April Bloomfield, JJ Goode
A Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir, Amy Trubek
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, Tamar Adler
Appetite For Profit, Michele Simon

Bi-Rite Markets Eat Good Food, Sam Mogannam; Dabney Gough
Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture, Fabio Parasecoli
Breaking Through Concrete, Edwin Marty, David Hanson and Michael Hanson

Canal House Cooking, Christopher Hirsheimer; Melissa Hamilton
Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization, Paul Kindstedt
Colonel Sanders and The American Dream, Josh Ozersky
Cooking with Jams and Chutneys, Recipes From Beth’s Farm Kitchen, Beth Linskey
Cooking without Borders, Anita Lo; Charlotte Druckman
Culinary Careers: How to Get Your Dream Job in Food with Advice from Top Culinary Professionals, Rick Smillow and Anne E. McBride
Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy and Really Well, Peter Kaminsky
Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food, and South Asia, Krishnendu Ray

Delicate: New Food Culture, R. Klanten; K. Bolhöfer; A. Mollard;S. Ehmann
Diner Journal

Eat Love: Food Concepts by Eating-Designer Marije Vogelzang, Marije Vogelzang; Louise
Eat With Your Hands, Zakary Pelaccio
Eating History, Andrew F. Smith
Edible Brooklyn Cookbook and others, Rachel Wharton
Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front,
Joel Salatin

Click to see the full Food Book Fair 2012 Publications List.

Your thoughts: Do you have foodie books to recommend?