Reading List

Since becoming interested in food and agricultural issues, I read food-related books almost exclusively.  Not surprisingly, I am also a cookbook fanatic.  Friends have asked me for book suggestions, so here is a list of some of my favorite books (wide range of topics and types) and cookbooks to get you excited and engaged with food.  In addition to the books listed below, I subscribe to Food and Wine Magazine and Bon Appetit Magazine (which was sent to me in replace of my beloved Gourmet Magazine).  I also follow countless food inspired blogs, which you can share with me by following me on Google Reader. 

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Eaarth by Bill McKibben
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • End of the Line by Charles Clover
  • Food Matters by Mark Bittman
  • French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
  • Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
  • In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  • Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Robbing the Bees by Holley Bishop
  • Save the Deli by David Sax
  • The United States of Arugula by David Kamp
  • Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating by Ari Weinzweig
  • The All New Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker
  • The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
  • Gourmet Today by Ruth Reichl
  • Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll
  • How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
  • How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman
  • How to Pick a Peach by Russ Parsons
  • The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
  • Preserving Summer's Bounty by Susan McClure
  • Pressure Cooking for Everyone by Rick Rodgers and Arlene Ward
  • The Silver Palate Cook Book by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins with Michael McLaughlin      
I will continue to update with new books I hear about or read.  Please send over any suggestions you have!