Books About Food

A Look at America’s Melting Pot in David Page’s Food Americana

By on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 4:31 pm

Food Americana by David Page

The melting pot of America is never more evident than in the country’s cuisine. The food we eat tells us a lot about who we are and where we came from. In Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes, David Page takes us through the journey of how many different foods become part of a larger American cuisine, examining the multinational origins and the evolution in restaurants across the country.

How We Eat: Examining Contemporary Restaurant Dining Through One Meal in Andrew Friedman’s The Dish

By on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 9:18 pm

Book by Andrew Friedman, The Dish: the Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food

A look at the Andrew Freidman’s The Dish: The Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food, a book chronicling one meal at a one restaurant.

Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

By on Monday, July 17th, 2023 at 2:28 pm

Raw Dog by Jamie Loftus

Hot dogs provide an ideal medium for expressing culinary creativity. Across the United States exist hundreds of unique recipes created and loved by local and regional consumers. Comedian and author Jaime Loftus goes on the search for the perfect hot dog in her latest book, Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs.

American Tacos: A History and Guide

By on Sunday, November 13th, 2022 at 3:00 am

American Tacos by José R Ralat with some tacos on the background, and the tacos were good FYI

José R. Ralat’s examination of the American taco looks at the history of restaurants and categorizes many of the tacos currently available today by region and style.

Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese

By on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at 1:46 pm

The book, Cheddar, by Gordon Edgar, sits beside yellow block cheddar on a white stove

Cheese monger Gordon Edgar takes us on a journey across the country exploring the origins and history of America’s (second) favorite cheese.


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