Holiday book recommendation

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.

One thought on “Holiday book recommendation

  1. Great

    I’m going to my local library first thing tomorrow morning to place a reserve on the newest issue of Best Food Writing, and if it really impresses me, I”ll call Border’s and order a copy for my collction of “some guy from Seattle who writes about burgers.” Maybe they have it in stock!

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