Food Lit: A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction

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ABC-CLIO, 2013 - Cooking - 350 pages
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Food Lit: A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction provides a much-needed resource for librarians assisting adult readers interested in the topic of food--a group that is continuing to grow rapidly. Containing annotations of hundreds of nonfiction titles about food that are arranged into genre and subject interest categories for easy reference, the book addresses a diversity of reading experiences by covering everything from foodie memoirs and histories of food to extreme cuisine and food exposes.

Author Melissa Stoeger has organized and described hundreds of nonfiction titles centered on the themes of food and eating, including life stories, history, science, and investigative nonfiction. The work emphasizes titles published in the past decade without overlooking significant benchmark and classic titles. It also provides lists of suggested read-alikes for those titles, and includes several helpful appendices of fiction titles featuring food, food magazines, and food blogs.


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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

This reader’s advisory compendium is a part of the Real Stories series (see below) that offers assistance to a librarian when faced with food topics. It is an interesting set of nonfiction works that ... Read full review


Nonfiction Genres
Nonfiction Subject Interests
Stylistic Genres
Cooks and Their Books
Other Formats
Food in Fiction
Food Writing Awards
AuthorTitle Index
Subject Index
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Melissa Brackney Stoeger, MLIS, is readers' advisory librarian at Deerfield Public Library, IL.

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