Books on Food

Personal reflections on cookbooks (old and new) and other books on food, cooking and culinary history that have inspired me. Archived is The Cookbook Guru, a former blogging cookbook club, all about testing recipes and evaluating cookbooks. Click here for my participation in The Cookbook Guru.

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Alford, Jeffery & Duguid, Naomi

Beyond the Great Wall: recipes and travels in the other China. Artisan, New York: 2008

Collison, Bill

Cook, Eat, Smile. Saltyard Books, London: 2011

Federman, Adam

Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2017

Gray, Patience

Honey From A Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia. North Point Press, San Francisco: 1990

✽ Also see Federman, Adam Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray.

Henry, Diana

Crazy Water Pickled Lemons. Octopus Publishing, London: 2002

Roast Figs Sugar Snow. Octopus Publishing, London: 2005

Kamman, Madeleine

When French Women Cook: A Gastronomic Memoir. 10 Speed Press, Berkeley: 1976

Kiros, Tessa

Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook. Murdoch Books, London: 2003

Kremezi, Aglaia

The Mediterranean Pantry. Artisan, New York: 1994

Lanza, Anna Tasca

The Heart of Sicily: Recipes and Reminiscences of Regaleali, A Country Estate. Clarkson Potter, New York: 1993

Linford, Jenny

The Creamery Kitchen: Discover the age-old tradition of making fresh butters, yoghurts, creams and soft cheeses. Rayland Peters & Small, London 2014

Loomis, Susan Herrmann

French Farmhouse Cookbook. Workman Press, New York 1996

Prior, Mary

Rhubarbaria: recipes for rhubarb. Prospect Books, Devon: 2009

Romer, Elizabeth

A Tuscan Year: life and food in an Italian valley. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 1984

Simeti, Mary Taylor

Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-Five Centuries of Sicilian Food. Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1989

Wells, Patricia

Bistro Cooking. Workman Publishing, New York: 1989



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