Best American Food Writing 2018
I've adored Reichl's food writing in the past, and she knows what she's doing when it comes to selecting the best food writing. She edited <em>Gourmet</em> magazine after all. Here she selects the best pieces of food writing from last year, which really encompasses so much more than food—from science to snacking to chef culture to politics.
“Food writing is stepping out,” legendary food writer Ruth Reichl declares at the start of this, the inaugural edition of Best American Food Writing. “It’s about time…Food is, in a very real sense, redesigning the world.” Indeed, the twenty-eight pieces in this volume touch on every pillar of society: from the sense memories that connect a family through food, to the scientific tinkering that gives us new snacks to share, to the intersections of culinary culture with some of our most significant political issues. At times a celebration, at times a critique, at times a wondrous reverie, the Best American Food Writing 2018 is brimming with delights both circumspect and sensuous. Dig in!