7 Farm-To-Table Books For Everyday Chefs

September 28, 2015 7:50 AM

The only thing better than eating food is reading about food. These books from our sister company Simon & Schuster range from farm-fresh cookbooks to gastronomical memoirs that explore the universal themes of identity, exploration, and belonging, are the books that every food lover should have on their shelf.

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Cooking As Fast As I Can
By Cat Cora

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Before she became the first-ever female Iron Chef, Cat Cora’s passion for the kitchen started in childhood where she spent her days perfecting dishes that reflected both her Greek heritage and Southern upbringing. Her remarkably candid and no-holds-barred memoir is an utterly engrossing story about the grit and grace it takes to achieve your dreams.

Delancey
By Molly Wizenberg

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Molly Wizenberg, the voice behind the popular food blog Orangette, explores the meaningful moments where food and life intersect and recounts how opening a pizza restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage. Now out in paperback, this funny, frank, and tender memoir explores the meaningful moments where food and life intersect.

An Everlasting Meal
By Tamar Adler

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This insightful, meditative collection of essays on cooking and eating wrestles cooking from doctrine and doldrums and breaths life into the belief that we can start cooking wherever we are, with whatever we have. A tapestry of philosophy and instruction, it is elegant, empowering, and indispensable tool for the home cook.

The Dirty Life
By Kristin Kimball

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Kristin Kimball knew nothing about growing vegetables when she abandoned her city life and move to Lake Champlain to start a new farm with a dynamic young farmer. Her vivid descriptions of the landscape, food, cooking, and their eventual marriage are irresistible.

Eating Wildly
By Ava Chin

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This moving and informative memoir about the importance of family, relationships, and foraging for food in New York City is divided into chapters devoted to a variety of edible and medicinal plants and features recipes and other culinary information. Eating Wildly will stir your emotions and enliven your taste buds.

Deliciously Ella
By Ella Woodward

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From the founder of the wildly popular food blog Deliciously Ella, this essential cookbook demonstrates how to make delicious, plant-based meals that delight the palette and improve overall well being. Packed with vivid photos and simple instructions, it captures the amazing things we can do with natural ingredients.

Forks Over Knives Plan
By Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman

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The trailblazing film Forks Over Knives helped spark a nutritional revolution. Backed by scientific research, the film made the radical but convincing case that modern diseases can be prevented and often reversed by leaving meat, dairy, and highly refined foods off the plate, and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead. This guide makes it easier than ever to transition to this healthy way of eating, and maintain it for life.