Read Best Food Writing 2015 Online Free - Anthony Bourdain, John T. Edge, Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Alice Waters. These are just some of the celebrated writers and foodies whose work has appeared in Best Food Writing over the past fifteen years. Whether written by an established journalist or an up-and-coming blogger, the essays offered in each edition represent the cream of that year's crop in food writing. And 2015 promises to uphold the same high standards with a dynamic mix of writers offering provocative journalism, intriguing profiles, moving memoir, and more.
|Title||:||Best Food Writing 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
February 01, 2016
“Food is intimate. We take it into our bodies. When we gather at the table with friends and family, we’re gathering to affirm something.” The title doesn’t lie – these essays are terrific. There wasn’t a single one I didn’t find interesting, whether the topic was lab meat; seeking out the perfect...
December 24, 2015
My favorite passage in this collection comes from Tamar Haspel's "How to Get People to Cook More? Get Eaters to Complain Less." In it she reflects upon the harried home cook (usually Mom) who, despite the insistence of food gurus everywhere that a good family meal is an easy prep, can't seem to m...
October 04, 2015
While the 2014 collection seemed to delight in extremes, from insect foraging to the $4 toast craze, 2015 seems to be about stopping and rethinking basic premises about what and why we eat. Creating vegan versions of egg and meat as good as (or better than) the real thing, a recovering alcoholic...
August 17, 2015
Something has happened to food writing over the past decade or so. So much of it now is dedicated to specialist topics such as sustainable farming, organic produce, head to tail cooking, dining experiences involving sous-vide or foam. These articles are like hanging out at a wine tasting where ev...
March 24, 2016
I like the organization of the book--the personal essays and the chef heavy stuff sorted into categories, and I do love the index of the included recipes!
The reads were, on the whole, much shorter pieces than the last anthology of food writing I read, which I think was 5 or so years ago. It's a w...
October 19, 2015
If you have ever enjoyed a piece of food writing (whether by a food critic, a chef, or just a Yelp reviewer), I think I can guarantee you'll find something you enjoy in this collection. It's incredibly varied, and most surprisingly to me, represents a LOT of points of view.
There are the types of...
July 06, 2017
I used all but one chapter of this book as a text for my Food Writing class last year.
October 12, 2016
these stories made me very hungry, more short-form than other "Best of" books I've read
February 25, 2016
1. At Your Service? by Oliver Strand
"Ishikawa was practising what in Japan is called omotenashi, a term that is usually translated as 'hospitality,' which is a little like saying that Hermes sells bags-- it's a bland word for something so exquisite and refined that it's a source...
October 20, 2015
I love food and food preparation. The sights, smells, tastes, and sharing of good food are an important part of a happy life. A good cookbook will bring all of those pleasures quickly to the mind and heart.
This is the first time I’ve read a Best Food Writing collection, but it won’t be the last....