The Plate – National Geographic
by Maryn McKenna
Every year, in the world of food, there are great cookbooks—slim volumes or glossy tomes that, at their best, not only teach us new dishes but escort us into new worlds.
But this year, unusually, was also a wonderful year for books about aspects of food policy and culture. Below, I’ve picked five that especially resonated with me, books that critically or delightfully examined things that I either wanted to know more about, or knew nothing about and needed to be educated on.
If you’re still gift-shopping—and who isn’t?—you should consider them. For yourself, even. Don’t you deserve a gift? You do.
(Disclosure note: The world of food-policy writers is a pretty small one, so I am connected in some manner to each of the authors below, by work assignments or friendly chat or because we spoke at the same event. I don’t think that affected my judgment, but fair warning.) Read Full Article »