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*Starred Review* We all like food, and many of us like reading about food. Pursuing our reading interest through magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, blogs, and websites can be a (pardon the pun) consuming business but, of course, a worthwhile pursuit, since food writing shares with travel writing a passion that inspires eloquent prose. This exciting series has taken a lot of the work but none of the pleasure out of tracking down outstanding expressions of the love of food. Now in its thirteenth edition, Best Food Writing is not falsely titled. There is nothing less than serious, exciting, entertaining, and edifying writing to be found here, the pieces arranged under such intriguing headings as “Food Fights,” “Dude Food,” and “Someone’s in the Kitchen.” The collection starts off with a bang: “On Killing,” by Hank Shaw (from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.com), a provocative—perhaps, in some readers’ estimation, not entirely convincing—essay on killing one’s own meat. Then there is the warm piece, “The Legacy That Wasn’t: Wonton Soup,” by T. Susan Chang, about how her mother made wontons. But every stripe of writing between those two “extremes” is worth reflecting on after reading. --Brad Hooper
The writing was so overblown as to be silly.
Had to force myself through the handful of articles I did read.
This was the first one I ever read. Liked it so much I got two previous years. Really interesting topics. Good writing.Published 24 months ago by Joni
I love food writing. I love the cooking channel. I love the food network. I am never ever in this lifetime going to be able to cook the way they do or eat the food they prepare and... Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by BGZap
Some great writing, really interesting for those who enjoy food and the written word. Versatile subjects from hunting to mayonnaise.Published on January 21, 2013 by Pen Name