Gastronomy Books

Last updated: January 2, 2012
  1. Kitchen Confidential
    1. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain Published: December 10, 2008 Score: 28.69
  2. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
    2. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan and Scott Brick Published: April 3, 2006 Score: 17.78
  3. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
    3. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan Published: May 21, 2009 Score: 12.79
  4. Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
    4. Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton Published: January 24, 2012 Score: 9.4
  5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle CD
    5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle CD by Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp Published: May 1, 2007 Score: 7.95
  6. Eating Animals
    6. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer Published: September 1, 2010 Score: 6.71
  7. My Life in France (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
    7. My Life in France (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme Published: June 23, 2009 Score: 5.86
  8. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (P.S.)
    8. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (P.S.) by Anthony Bourdain Published: June 8, 2010 Score: 5.1
  9. The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
    9. The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg Published: September 16, 2008 Score: 3.94
  10. My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
    10. My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness by Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali Published: April 13, 2011 Score: 2.99
  11. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
    11. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee Published: November 16, 2004 Score: 2.94
  12. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City
    12. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City by David Lebovitz Published: March 1, 2011 Score: 2.49
  13. The Book of Tea
    13. The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura Published: April 9, 2009 Score: 2.41
  14. A History of the World in 6 Glasses
    14. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage Published: May 26, 2009 Score: 1.89
  15. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany (Vintage)
    15. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany (Vintage) by Bill Buford Published: June 26, 2007 Score: 1.86
  16. Salt: A World History
    16. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky Published: January 28, 2003 Score: 1.77
  17. By Phaidon Press: The Silver Spoon
    17. By Phaidon Press: The Silver Spoon by Phaidon Press Published: September 1, 2005 Score: 1.69
  18. Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
    18. Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel Published: October 1, 1995 Score: 1.64
  19. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
    19. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell Published: September 1, 2005 Score: 1.56
  20. The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution
    20. The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters Published: October 2, 2007 Score: 1.34
  21. Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories
    21. Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories by Grace Young Published: May 4, 2010 Score: 1.18
  22. Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
    22. Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan and Alan Richardson Published: October 8, 2010 Score: 1.08
  23. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
    23. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg Published: March 23, 2010 Score: 1.07
  24. Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
    24. Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij Published: March 3, 2011 Score: 1.06
  25. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Random House Reader's Circle)
    25. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Random House Reader's Circle) by Ruth Reichl Published: May 25, 2010 Score: 1.02

See also:

  1. Cooking Food & Wine Books
  2. History of Gastronomy Books
  3. Gastronomy Essays
  4. Natural Food Cooking Books
  5. Drinks & Beverages Books
  6. Regional & International Cooking, Food & Wine Books
  7. Cooking, Food & Wine References
  8. Organic Cooking Books
  9. Special Occasions Cooking Books
  10. Canning & Preserving Books
  11. Professional Cooking Books
  12. Computer Science for Teens
  13. Witchcraft Books
  14. Puzzles & Game Books
  15. Graphic Design Books
  16. Nursing Gerontology
  17. Travel Biographies & Memoirs
  18. Veterinary Surgery Books
  19. Hindi Language Nonfiction
  20. Neil Young Biographies
  21. Homelessness in Current Events
  22. Sustainable Living Books
  23. Hypnosis for Diets