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December 17, 2014

Favorite Food and Drink Books of 2014

Once again I co-hosted a food storytelling and reading series this year, and was exposed to a multitude of cookbooks as well as food and drink books.

These are the six food and drink books I have most recommended to friends, family, and anyone else who has crossed my path.

What was your favorite food and/or drink book of 2014?

Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal

Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal by Ava Chin

Ava Chin's Eating Wildly is a captivating memoir of love and urban foraging.


Heritage by Sean Brock

Heritage captures Sean Brock's love for the local agriculture of South Carolina in the recipes from his restaurants Husk and McCrady’s as well as illuminating essays.

Pie School

Pie School by Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo followed up her poetry collection A Commonplace Book of Pie with a cookbook Pie School. Lebo's engaging voice encourages even the most novice baker to make her handmade pies.

Plenty More

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi impresses again with Plenty More, a cookbook that expands beyond the Middle Eastern influences of his earlier books and offers fresh (and delicious) insights into cooking with vegetables.


Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton's cookbook is uniquely laid out like a restaurant's recipe book, and filled with the dishes that have made Prune one of NYC's finest dining establishments.

Whiskey Cocktails

Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

Warren Bobrow has been called "the cocktail whisperer" for good reason, he is a master at mixing restoratives. These cocktails are hearty without being overpowering and magnificently balanced, this is the drinks book of the year.

also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2014" book lists

Largehearted Boy favorite comics of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction books of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite novels of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections

Favorite Food and Drink Books of 2013

lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews