Best Gastronomy Essays Books

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1. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Author: by Michelle Zauner
Knopf
English
256 pages

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A Best Book of 2021: Entertainment Weekly Good Morning America Wall Street Journal and moreFrom the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band-and meeting the man who would become her husband-her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live.


2. Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)

Author: by Anthony Bourdain
0060899220
Ecco
English

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An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain’s mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original editionAlmost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, Don’t Eat before You Read This, by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain.

Bourdain spared no one’s appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print.

Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. Fans will love to return to this deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisinethis time with never-before-published material.


3. Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch

Author: by Erin French
English
304 pages
1250312345

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New York Times Bestseller*From Erin French, owner of the critically acclaimed The Lost Kitchen, a TIME world dining destination, a life-affirming memoir about survival, renewal, and finding a community to lift her upLong before The Lost Kitchen became a world dining destination with every seating filled the day the reservation book opens each spring, Erin French was a girl roaming barefoot on a 25-acre farm, a teenager falling in love with food while working the line at her dad’s diner and a young woman finding her calling as a professional chef at her tiny restaurant tucked into a 19th century mill.

This singular memoira classic American storyinvites readers to Erin’s corner of her beloved Maine to share the real person behind the girl from Freedom fairytale, and the not-so-picture-perfect struggles that have taken every ounce of her strength to overcome, and that make Erin’s life triumphant.

In Finding Freedom, Erin opens up to the challenges, stumbles, and victories that have led her to the exact place she was ever meant to be, telling stories of multiple rock-bottoms, of darkness and anxiety, of survival as a jobless single mother, of pills that promised release but delivered addiction, of a man who seemed to offer salvation but in the end ripped away her very sense of self.


4. The Julia Rothman Collection: Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Food Anatomy

Author: by Julia Rothman
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
672 pages

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This handsome box set provides hours of enlightening entertainment for those curious about farm life, the natural world, and food. Best-selling author and illustrator Julia Rothman presents Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Food Anatomy in a specially designed slipcase with 10 framable prints.

Rothman’s popular line drawings offer a whimsical and educational guide to life on a farm, nature’s hidden wonders, and delectable tidbits from kitchens and pantries around the globe.


5. Milk Street: Cookish: Throw It Together: Big Flavors. Simple Techniques. 200 Ways to Reinvent Dinner.

Author: by Christopher Kimball
Voracious
English
352 pages

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Throw together fast, flavorful meals in no time with just a handful of ingredients with 200 highly cookable, delicious, and incredibly simple recipes from the James Beard Award-winning team at Milk Street. In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles from around the world to create 200 of the simplest, most delicious recipes ever created.

These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), make it easy to be a great cook – the kind who can walk into a kitchen and throw together dinner in no time. In each of these recipes, big flavors and simple techniques transform pantry staples, common proteins, or centerpiece vegetables into a delicious meal.

And each intuitive recipe is a road map for other mix-and-match meals, which can come together in minutes from whatever’s in the fridge. With most recipes taking less than an hour to prepare, and just a handful of ingredients, you’ll enjoy: Pasta with Shrimp and Browned ButterWest African Peanut ChickenRed Lentil SoupScallion NoodlesOpen-Faced Omelet with Fried Dill and FetaGreek Bean and Avocado SaladAnd for dessert: Spiced Strawberry Compote with Greek Yogurt or Ice Cream When it’s a race to put dinner on the table, these recipes let you start at the finish line.


6. Grand Dishes: Recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

Author: by Iska Lupton
Unbound (July 13, 2021)
English
240 pages

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This is not a book about what it’s like to be old. It’s about what it’s like to have lived. There is no food quite like a grandmother’s time-perfected dish. Inspired by their own grandmothers and the love they shared through the food they served Anastasia Miari and Iska Lupton embarked on a mission: from Corfu to Cuba, Moscow to New Orleans, and many more in between, they set out to capture cooking methods, regional recipes and timeless wisdom from grandmothers around the world.

The result is Grand Dishes, a journey across four years of cooking with the world’s grandmothers, a preservation not just of recipes but of the stories told through the dishes that have seasoned these grandmothers’ lives. Featured alongside are contributions from celebrated chefs and food writers, each with their own grandmother’s recipe to share.

Rich with the insight that age brings, elegant portraits, diverse recipes, and techniques unique to a region, a grandmother and her family, this is a book to pass down through generations.


7. Satisfied: Finding Hope, Joy, and Contentment Right Where You Are

Author: by Alyssa Joy Bethke
English
240 pages
1546034048

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Stop focusing on what you lack and start feeling grateful and satisfied with what you have! Touching on topics like fear, worry, dissatisfaction, anxiety, and body image, Alyssa Bethke walks you through issues that rob you of your joy and helps you recognize them for what they are: distractions.

With all of its expectations and contradictions, this world can take a major toll on us. Be skinny, but not too skinny. Work and hustle but stay home and be a good mom. Be wild and free while tidy and pure.

Love your husband but be independent. In Satisfied, Alyssa Bethke shares a compelling collection of relatable essays that will help you embrace and cultivate beauty in your life. Along with healthy recipes and cozy home images, Satisfied will provide you with the knowledge that you are not alone in your fight to be fulfilled.

Alyssa shows you the ways in which you are enoughnot only for those around you, but for yourself.


8. What's the Difference?: Recreational Culinary Reference for the Curious and Confused

Author: by Brette Warshaw

Harper Wave (June 8, 2021)
English
240 pages

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From the creator of the popular What’s the Difference? Newsletter, a whimsical and practical reference for food nerds and novices alike, covering dozens of culinary topics, that clears up confusion over similar terms, techniques, dishes, and more. Do you know the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?Bourbon and rye?

Crumbles, cobblers, and crisps? Most people don’t, even a number of home cookswhich is why they turn to Brette Warshaw. Inspired by her hit newsletter What’s the Difference?, this irreverent yet informative reference makes clear the differences between things that are often confused in the kitchen, on the plate, behind the bar, and everywhere in between.

Featuring 70 percent new material and favorite entries from her website, What’s the Difference? Covers more than 100 culinary topics, including:All-purpose flour vs.Bread flour vs. Pastry flourBacon vs.Pancetta vs.Speck vs. Pork BellyCreme Fraiche vs.Sour CreamJams vs.Jellys vs.

PreservesBroccolini vs broccoli vs broccoli rabe Caramel vs butterscotch vs dulce de leche vs cajetaFilled with charming illustrations What’s the Difference? Is essential for anyone who wants to feel more confident in the kitchen and at the table.


9. Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking: Everything You Need to Know to Make Fabulous Food

Author: by Gordon Ramsay
Grand Central Publishing
English
320 pages

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Cook with confidence and find inspiration with Gordon Ramsay’s fun, delicious recipes for novice cooks and experienced chefs alike. Based on a new cooking show, this book will give experienced as well as novice cooks the desire, confidence and inspiration to get cooking.

Ramsay will offer simple, accessible recipes with a “wow” factor. Gordon has travelled the world from India and the Far East to LA and Europe, and the recipes in this book will draw all these culinary influences together to show us simple, vibrant and delicious recipes that reflect the way we eat today.

For example: Miso braised salmon fillet with Asian vegetables, Pork and Bacon slider with home made bbq sauce, Curried Sweetcorn Soup, Wild Mushroom Risotto Arrancini, and Baked Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberries. Each chapter will concentrate on a different area of cooking-from the classics to the secret of cooking with Chili and spice, through roasting, baking, and helpful sections on cooking good food for less and cooking for a crowd.

10. Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus

Author: by Yasmin Khan
English
304 pages
132400665X

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The acclaimed author of Zaitoun returns with vibrant recipes and powerful stories from the islands that bridge the Mediterranean and the Middle East. For thousands of years, the eastern Mediterranean has stood as a meeting point between East and West, bringing cultures and cuisines through trade, commerce, and migration.

Traveling by boat and land, Yasmin Khan traces the ingredients that have spread through the region from the time of Ottoman rule to the influence of recent refugee communities. At the kitchen table, she explores what borders, identity, and migration mean in an interconnected world, and her recipes unite around thickets of dill and bunches of oregano, zesty citrus and sweet dates, thick tahini and soothing cardamom.

Khan includes healthy, seasonal, vegetable-focused recipes, such as hot yogurt soups, zucchini and feta fritters, pomegranate and sumac chicken, and candied pumpkin with tahini and date syrup. Fully accessible for the home cook, with stunning food and location photography, Ripe Figs is a dazzling collection of recipes and stories that celebrate an ever-diversifying region and imagine a world without borders.100 illustrations

11. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

Author: by Harold McGee
Scribner Books
English
896 pages

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A kitchen classic for over 35 years, and hailed by Time magazine as “a minor masterpiece” when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn to for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they’re made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.

For its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment.

On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped birth the inventive culinary movement known as “molecular gastronomy.” Though other books have been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques.

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The Full Plate: Flavor-Filled, Easy Recipes for Families with No Time and a Lot to Do

Author: by Ayesha Curry
Voracious
English
256 pages

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Enjoy family-friendly recipes that are ready in no time, when you’ve got no time, from New York Times bestselling author, online phenomenon, and TV star Ayesha Curry. Ayesha Curry knows what it’s like to have so much on your plate you can barely think about dinner.

But she also knows that finding balance between work and family life starts with gathering around the table to enjoy a home-cooked meal. The Full Plate brings the best of Ayesha’s home kitchen straight to you, with 100 recipes that are flexible and flavorful and come together in less than an hour.

You’ll find sheet pan dinners and crowd-pleaser pastas, hearty salads and healthy updates to takeout favorites, and fresh spins on classic dishes-plus kid-friendly meals, desserts, and sides (and a few beverages just for the adults). Recipes include:Mushroom Tacos with Avocado CremaHot Honey Chicken SandwichesCrab BucatiniSheet Pan Pork ChopsGuava Ginger Ice CreamSpicy Margaritas, and more

13. As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child & Avis DeVoto

Author: by Joan Reardon
B004BXA3BI
December 1, 2010
English

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This revealing correspondence between the legendary French chef Julia Child and her dear friend is a delicious read (People). With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known by her first name alone. But how much do we really know of the inner Julia?

Now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia, open the window on her deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written.

Bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters show Julia, first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to Nice, Germany, and Norway. With commentary by food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.

14. Dishoom: The first ever cookbook from the much-loved Indian restaurant

Author: by Shamil Thakrar
Bloomsbury Publishing
English
400 pages

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTransport your loved ones to Bombay this Christmas with the gift of Dishoom’A love letter to Bombay told through food and stories, including their legendary black daal’ Yotam OttolenghiAt long last, Dishoom share the secrets to their much sought-after Bombay comfort food: the Bacon Naan Roll, Black Daal, Okra Fries, Jackfruit Biryani, Chicken Ruby and Lamb Raan, along with Masala Chai, coolers and cocktails.

As you learn to cook the Dishoom menu, you will also be taken on a day-long tour of south Bombay, peppered with much eating and drinking. You’ll discover the simple joy of early chai and omelette at Kyani and Co., of dawdling in Horniman Circle on a lazy morning, of eating your fill on Mohammed Ali Road, of strolling on the sands at Chowpatty at sunset or taking the air at Nariman Point at night.

This beautiful cookery book and its equally beautiful photography will transport you to Dishoom’s most treasured corners of an eccentric and charming Bombay. Read it, and you will find yourself replete with recipes and stories to share with all who come to your table.’This book is a total delight.

15. The Japanese Art of the Cocktail

Author: by Masahiro Urushido
English
288 pages
0358362024


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The first cocktail book from the award-winning mixologist Masahiro Urushido of Katana Kitten in New York City, on the craft of Japanese cocktail making Katana Kitten, one of the world’s most prominent and acclaimed Japanese cocktail bars, was opened in 2018 by highly-respected and award-winning mixologist Masahiro Urushido.

Just one year later, the bar won 2019 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New American Cocktail Bar. Before Katana Kitten, Urushido honed his craft over several years behind the bar of award-winning eatery Saxon+Parole. In The Japanese Art of the Cocktail, Urushido shares his immense knowledge of Japanese cocktails with eighty recipes that best exemplify Japan’s contribution to the cocktail scene, both from his own bar and from Japanese mixologists worldwide.

Urushido delves into what exactly constitutes the Japanese approach to cocktails, and demystifies the techniques that have been handed down over generations, all captured in stunning photography.