Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver). Undoubtedly the most entertaining and inspiring book about food I have read so far. READ THIS BOOK!

One of my top 5 favorite books of this century: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver

An Edible History of Humanity. On the hidden political, social and economic forces that are at work when you sit down for dinner. The ways in which food has helped to shape and transform societies around the world.

More than simply sustenance, food historically has been a kind of technology, changing the course of human progress by helping to build empires, promote industrialization, and decide the outcomes of wars.

Como Agua Para Chocolate - Passionate, sensual and voluptuous magical realism. A novel about Tita, who discovers and invents a language of love through age-old family cooking traditions.

Como Agua Para Chocolate - Passionate, sensual and voluptuous magical realism. A novel about Tita, who discovers and invents a language of love through age-old family cooking traditions.

On my "to read" list, now made into a movie (which I haven't seen either, but on my "to see" list). Julie Powell, trapped in a dead-end job, vows to reclaim her life by preparing each of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in the course of a single year.

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (Finished it yesterday. One of VERY few pieces in which i think the movie was better, and mostly because it completely misrepresented this bitter and angry girl.

An exploration of why humans share food, from chimpanzees to the TV dinner (back jacket)

An exploration of why humans share food, from chimpanzees to the TV dinner (back jacket)

Fast Food Nation - Will I ever eat hamburgers again? You betcha!

Directed by Richard Linklater. With Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama. An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Absolutely the most gorgeous book I've seen on food, organized by food groups with giant color pictures and explanations of each item. The section on spices, sauces, oils and condiments is especially fabulous. Highly recommendable

Absolutely the most gorgeous book I've seen on food, organized by food groups with giant color pictures and explanations of each item. The section on spices, sauces, oils and condiments is especially fabulous.

Gigantic tome which offers a panoramic view of the history of American gastronomy, organized in encyclopedia format.

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink (Oxford Companions)

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