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Nonfiction Books About Food

Feb 16, 2022

#RogersReads Reading Challenge 2022 

Sign up for this year’s reading challenge now and log at least one book by the end of February for the chance to win a monthly prize! Visit the ReadSquared website to create an account and begin fulfilling the reading challenge missions. This challenge is intended for patrons aged 18 and over, but we do have Reading Challenges available for younger patrons. Stay tuned to our social media pages and this blog for tips to help complete these challenges and tag us with #RogersReads so we can see how you are doing!

If any of these books catch your eye, click the image and it will take you to our card catalog where you can reserve the item for pickup!


Read a book about food that is nonfiction.

Are you hungry for some good reads? Are other books leaving you unfulfilled? Maybe completing this challenge will sate your appetite. There are plenty of options because you can read any nonfiction book that is about food. Take a bite out of these books about food!


The Blue Zones kitchen : 100 recipes to live to 100The Peach Truck cookbook : 100 delicious recipes for all things peachGluten-free baking at home : 102 foolproof recipes for delicious breads, cakes, cookies, and more

An easy answer to this prompt can be cookbooks! RPL has a wide selection of cookbooks to match your various cravings. Whether you are looking for healthy recipes, a certain flavor, or certain ingredients, we have something to make your mouth water.


The farmer's daughter bakes : cakes, pies, crisps & more for every fruit on the farmPastry loveFlour water salt yeast : the fundamentals of artisan bread and pizza

Are you thinking, “Let’s get cooking?” It’s time to think about baking instead. If you want some sweets, breads, or pastries, these cookbooks can get you started.


Vegan Richa's Indian kitchen : traditional and creative recipes for the home cookPlat du jour : French dinners made easyExtra virgin : recipes & love from our Tuscan kitchen

If you are craving something new, check out some books about international cuisines. There are flavors from all over the world that you can explore.


Beautiful boards : 50 amazing snack boards for any occasionMagnolia Table : a collection of recipes for gatheringEntertaining with Mary Berry and Lucy Young

There are many books that focus on entertaining or making food for company. It’s a great idea to share the love, but we won’t tell if you keep these delicious treats all to yourself.


How to cook everything : 2,000 simple recipes for great foodSalt, fat, acid, heat : mastering the elements of good cookingThe food lab : better home cooking through science

Cooking is a little bit of magic and a little bit of science, and these books focus on the study of food and finding precisely what it is that makes the tastes we love so loveable.


Yes, chef : a memoirNotes from a young Black chef : a memoirWine girl : the obstacles, humiliations, and triumphs of America's youngest sommelier

There has been a recent surge of memoirs from people who work in the food industry that allow us to see behind the scenes. There may be less recipes in these memoirs, but they are still a treat.


Dirt : adventures in Lyon as a chef in training, father, and sleuth looking for the secret of French cookingButtermilk graffiti : a chef's journey to discover Americas new melting-pot cuisineThe cooking gene : a journey through African American culinary history in the Old South

These books are part memoir and part study by food critics who highlight the cultural and societal impacts of the food we eat.


We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!

Happy reading!

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