Best Food Writing 2006 is out now, and the holidays are swiftly approaching. Here’s what people are saying:
“In this excellent collection, Hughes brings together an eclectic mix of writing by restaurant reviewers, chefs, food writers and food lovers that succeeds in connecting distinctly different writing styles with a common thread of respect for and fascination with eating.” –Publishers Weekly
Of the forty essays in this anthology, all but two are written in first person, a sad commentary on the narrow, incurious, self-centered state of food journalism at a time when eating is one of the few cultural activities to which everyone lustily relates. –Booklist
“I nearly put this book away.” -BostonJen, Amazon review
“I’m confused–how can this be the best food writing of 2006 if the book was only published in Oct 2006?” -McAuliflower, Powells.com
Featured contributors this year include Frank Bruni, Jeffrey Steingarten, Gabrielle Hamilton, and, uh, some guy from Seattle who writes about burgers. In the first person.