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The Best American Food Writing 2019
The Best American Food Writing 2019 | Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLERNew York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Samin Nosrat collects the years finest writing about food and drink. Good food writing evokes the senses, writes Samin Nosrat, best-selling author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and star of the Netflix adaptation of the book. It makes us consider divergent viewpoints. It makes us hungry and motivates us to go out into the world in search of new experiences. It charms and angers us, breaks our hearts, and gives us hope. And perhaps most importantly, it creates empathy within us. Whether its the dizzying array of Kit Kats in Japan, a reclamation of the queer history of tapas, or a spotlight on a day in the life of a restaurant inspector, the work in The Best American Food Writing 2019 will inspire you to pick up a knife and start chopping, but also to think critically about what youre eating and how it came to your plate, while still leaving you clamoring for seconds.
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Laura317
The Best American Food Writing 2019 | Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth
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Mehso-so

I love food writing, but this was not what I expected. It seemed to be political at times, and at other times wonderful. But more meh than great. My favorite story is probably the Hot Goober Peas followed by the Bean Freaks. I give ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌻

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Laura317
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I am taking a breather from the heavier reading to read food writing this is the first year I‘ve seen this type of book, but I‘m loving it so far.

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kgriffith
The Best American Food Writing 2019 | Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth
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(I searched books for “2019” and found this one, which I actually bought a couple of weeks ago, so it seemed an appropriate tag 😊)
I hit my reading goal! I haven‘t kept up with the 75ers group for a while, but maybe I‘ll do better moving forward. Litsy-related: almost all of the books I missed were rereads. I don‘t want to remove a review to mark a book as a current read, but if I don‘t, it doesn‘t get stacked chronologically.

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Reggie
The Best American Food Writing 2019 | Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth
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I enjoyed this very much. There is a wide array of topics: sugar‘s horrible history, to a couple of known and unknown foodie rockstars, to billionaire farmers and the impact they have, to Kit Kat‘s in Japan and how popular they are, to what it means to a girl who grew up in the system and what it means now that accessibility to food is under attack, to Utah what the demonumentization of lands might mean for them, and the equally great and 👇🏼

Reggie horrible ( there is a story about eggs I could have done without in here. I know why it‘s in here but still.) memories food can conjure. This book was great. 2mo
Megabooks Sold! 2mo
xxjenadanxx Ooh this sounds intriguing! 2mo
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Eggs Sounds like a great read-hmmm eggs 🥚 🍳 are one of my fave foods 2mo
Dolly Sounds good. I hope the egg story doesn‘t make me even more squeamish about eggs I have chickens and way too many eggs right now 2mo
Reggie @Megabooks It won‘t let you down. 2mo
Reggie @xxjenadanxx It was!!! Just be prepared to be hungry!! 2mo
Reggie @Eggs @Dolly it‘s not so much squeamish as it as a persons bad memory of what the egg represents and just one more thing women go through. But seriously, the rest of the essays are great, thought provoking, and will make you want to cook and eat. 2mo
Centique I‘ve been wanting to read these collections since Jenny @ReadingEnvy talked about them. Sounds so good! 2mo
ReadingEnvy I'm hoping to tackle this over one of the sets of holidays! 2mo
Reggie @Centique @ReadingEnvy they were more political than I was expecting but such is the world we‘re living in, and it doesn‘t make them any less powerful. 2mo
ReadingEnvy @Reggie last year's were too, #metoo and more ... Makes sense to me! 2mo
vivastory Reggie L, book pusher extraoirdinare. Stacked, obvs!! 2mo
vivastory *Sidenote the best American series are almost always on sale on Kindle on black friday-cyber Monday 2mo
charl08 My sister brought green tea kitkats home from Japan. 🤔 2mo
Reggie @charl08 it‘s a real neat essay, it‘s called ‘Big in Japan,‘ and it‘s all about the different kinds of Kit Kat‘s there are and how there are chefs who come up with very interesting flavors and how they all become collectibles. It was very interesting and made me hungry for a Kit Kat!!! 2mo
Reggie @vivastory thank you for the side note because I‘ll be on the lookout for them. 2mo
Sace Well this is getting stacked 😁 2mo
Suet624 If you‘d asked me, I would have looked at the title of this book and said, “Nope. Not for me.” But of course you have just nudged me to stack it. 2mo
Maria514626 Thanks, @Reggie This sounds like a great read. Off to the library site to put it on reserve! P.S. Thank goodness for interlibrary loan. 👍 (edited) 2mo
Reggie @Sace it‘s pretty good. Hope you like it. @Suet624 and a wink wink, you‘ll like it, Sue. There was a good mix of fun and very serious essays in here. 2mo
Reggie @Maria514626 I made beans con chorizo because one of the essays was about how amazing beans were and it just reminded me of growing up with my grandma. 2mo
Maria514626 @Reggie I love how books carry that type of magic. 🤗 2mo
Suet624 @Reggie Sold. 2mo
kspenmoll Sounds fascinating. A must read! 1mo
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