Adult Readers Advisory

Dig In: Memoirs and Social Histories about Food

We’ve gathered all the non-cookbook, food-related, feel-good, often first-person books that are about food and food histories. Are you a curious eater and also a curious food reader? All of these books would make excellent additions to both the bedside and kitchen table.

Biography & Fiction
B HAMILTON, Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
B JAFFREY, Climbing the Mango Tree: A Memoir of a Childhood in India
F EPHRON, Heartburn
B PEPIN, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
B WATERS, Coming to my Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook

641.01 FISHER, The Art of Eating
641.3 FOER, Eating Animals
641.59, BUFORD, Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
394.1 KAUFFMAN, Hippie Food: How Back to the Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way we Eat
333.8 KURLAWSLEY, Salt: A World History
363.78, LAPPE, Diet for A Hot Planet: the Climate Crisis at the End of your Fork and What you Can Do About it
338.1 HEWITT, The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
384.12 POLLAN, Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals