I read a lot. I mean a LOT. There is one book that I am excited to get my hands on every year, Best Food writing edited by Holly Hughes. Holly pulls together the best articles from a huge range of sorces and provides stories that are timely, provocative, intellectual, and down right funny.
Contributors for the 2014 volume include, Elissa Altman, Dan Barber, Monica Bhide, Sara Bir, John Birdsall, Jane Black, Frank Bruni, Albert Burneko, Tom Carson, Brent Cunningham, John T. Edge, Barry Estabrook, Amy Gentry, Adam Gopnik, Matt Goulding, John Gravois, Alex Halberstadt, Sarah Henry, Jack Hitt, Steve Hoffman, Ann Hood, Silas House, Rowan Jacobsen, John Kessler, Kate Krader, Francis Lam, David Leite, Irvin Lin, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Daniella Martin, Dave Mondy, Erin Byers Murray, Rick Nichols, Kim O'Donnel, Josh Ozersky, Kevin Pang, Ben Paynter, Michael Procopio, Jay Rayner, Besha Rodell, Anna Roth, Adam Sachs, Eli Saslow, David Sax, Oliver Strand, Laura Taxel, JT Torres, Molly Watson, Joe Yonan, Eagranie Yuh.
Because the written pieces are in bite-sized portions, this is the kind of book that can be read while waiting in line, lounging in the bath, or while stirring rissotto. Can't go wrong.