Categories
Reviews and Such Books

Collingham – Taste of War

I love to buy books, but my budget is limited. As a result, when I visit a bookstore, my first instinct is to head to the discontinued, discounted book section. When it comes to food writing these sections tend to be crammed with diet and celebrity chef cookbooks. Neither of these particularly interest me. Once in a while though, I come across a book like The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food, by Lizzie Collingham.…Continue readingCollingham – Taste of War

Categories
Reviews and Such Books

Standage: An Edible History of Humanity

I’ve always been a bit of a history buff. So, when I started writing about food, I naturally found myself reading books about food history. There seems to be an increasing number of writers looking back at how our eating habits have shaped our communities. Some even going back to the beginning of time. Some of these books such as Catching Fire by Richard Wrangham take cover vast areas of history and geography. Others, such as Pepper, by Marjory Shaffer cover a long…Continue readingStandage: An Edible History of Humanity