Foodie Friday: Review of Best Food Writing 2015 edited by Holly Hughes


Title: Best Food Writing 2015
Author: Multiple (edited by Holly Hughes)
Publisher: De Capo / Perseus 
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
ISBN: 9780738218649
Number of Pages: 320
How I Got It: Library
Format: Paperback
Goodreads Description:
Anthony Bourdain, John T. Edge, Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Alice Waters. These are just some of the celebrated writers and foodies whose work has appeared in Best Food Writing over the past fifteen years. Whether written by an established journalist or an up-and-coming blogger, the essays offered in each edition represent the cream of that year's crop in food writing. And 2015 promises to uphold the same high standards with a dynamic mix of writers offering provocative journalism, intriguing profiles, moving memoir, and more.
My Review:
I wanted to read this book not just because I love reading about food but because I wanted to know more about how to write about it. I enjoyed the collection but didn't feel very connected to the authors. Their relationship with food is much different than mine. I suppose I would consider myself a home cook rather than a connoisseur or fancy chef. This collection featured everything from butchering and cooking an entire pig to 21 course meals. Most of the essays were a bit snobby for my taste. 

2 comments

Judy Krueger said...

I admit this sounded interesting but I understand your problem with it. One I would recommend is by Alice Waters, her story of the famous Berkeley, CA restaurant, Chez Panisse. I have eaten there! Here is a link to my review: http://keepthewisdom.blogspot.com/2010/10/alice-waters-and-chez-panisse.html

Rhiannon Johnson said...

Thanks, Judy. I'll add that one to my list.