Best Food Writing 2012

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Holly Hughes
Da Capo Press, Oct 23, 2012 - Cooking - 400 pages
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Our fascination with what we eat, its provenance, and its preparation just keeps growing—and food writing has continued to explode. Once again, editor Holly Hughes plumbs magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, and websites for the year's finest culinary prose—“stories for connoisseurs, celebrations of the specialized, the odd, or simply the excellent” (Entertainment Weekly). Featuring essays and articles from established food writers and rising stars, as well as some literary surprises, Best Food Writing 2012 captures the trends, big stories, and new voices. From going hunting to going vegan, from soup-to-nuts or farm-to-table, there's something for every foodie in the newest edition of this acclaimed series.

Previous contributors include: Brett Anderson, Dan Barber, Frank Bruni, John T. Edge, Jonathan Gold, Gabrielle Hamilton, Jessica B. Harris, Madhur Jaffrey, Francis Lam, David Leite, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Molly O'Neill, Kevin Pang, Ruth Reichl, Alan Richman, Kim Severson, Jason Sheehan, Sam Sifton, John Thorne, and Calvin Trillin. 
 

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User Review  - Karen59 - LibraryThing

I am not an adventurous eater yet mid-way through reading Best Food Writing 2014 edited by Holly Hughes I found myself in a Russian grocery store. I asked the grocer to choose food for me that she ... Read full review

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Either this series has gotten better or I just needed a break, because I enjoyed this more than previous year's editions. Though some of the themes are the same from year to year, the 2013 edition ... Read full review

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Contents

The Gumbo Chronicles From Outside
7
Serving Up Sustainability From Edible Boston
22
Kids Battle the Lure of Junk Food
29
Pastoral Romance From Laphams Quarterly
36
Sweet Spot From Alimentum
48
Save the World
56
Matters of Taste From Tomatoland
62
Olives and Lives From Extra Virginity
69
A Slice of Family History From Food Wine
204
The FoodCritic Father From The Washingtonian
214
Wonton Soup
230
Curious Cookies From Edible Vancouver
237
Angry Breakfast Eggs From Poor Mans Feast com
246
The King of PopUp From GQ
258
Hot Plate From Minnesota Monthly
267
Austrias Culinary Ambassador From Edible Manhattan
276

How to Live Well From An Everlasting Meal
82
Still Life with Mayonnaise From At the Kitchen Table
92
Lasagna Bolognese From SmittenKitchen com
103
The Forager at Rest From Bon Appetit
111
Better Cooking Through Technology From Technology Review
117
The Pastrami Dilemma From Chow com
128
Dyke March Wiener Taste Test From The Stranger
136
Foraging and Fishing Through the Big Bend
149
Italian America From Saveur
162
What Makes Sushi Great? From GiltTaste com
169
Learning to Barbecue Helped Make Me a Man
180
Truffle in Paradise From Gastronomica
193
Remembering Savoy From Edible Manhattan
289
Appetite for Perfection From Los Angeles Magazine
298
Supper Clubs in Denver From the Denver Post
313
A Chefs Painful Road to Rehab From the Chicago Tribune
320
Bitter Start to a Life of Sweets From Sacramento Bee
327
Burnin Down Da House
336
Dare to Eat a Peach? From Texas Monthly
342
A Proposal for Feeding the Fat and Anxious
354
They Dont Have Tacos in the Suck From Houston Press
364
Wont Have the Stomach for This From the New York Times
374
Permissions Acknowledgments
380
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Holly Hughes has edited the annual Best Food Writing series since its inception in 2000. The former executive editor of Fodor's Travel Publications, she is also author of Frommer's 500 Places for Food and Wine Lovers and Frommer's 500 Places to Take the Kids Before They Grow Up. She lives with her family in New York City. 

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