Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

A distinguished observer navigates an ocean of piscine-related facts.

Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, and Evolution

A fascinating discussion of the science and anthropology behind today’s human diet.

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

A playful, erudite guide to our culinary evolution.

Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure

Despite its sugary title, this tale hits too many sour notes

The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth about Food and Flavor

Food today might look better, but that doesn't mean it is better.

The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment — and Who Is Responsible

This book’s mission is not only to educate us on where our food comes from, but also to promote a plant-based diet.

Douglas Whynott

The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family’s Quest for the Sweetest Harvest

The story of the maple syrup industry told within the boundaries of one year, one harvest, and one family.

Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered

In this post-modern cookbook, Tod Davies provides a blueprint on how to cook with what you have in your kitchen.