Thursday, December 24, 2009

Food for the mind

The Guardian presents - the best food books of the decade, in which we are presented with the best books of the noughties, as chosen by Fuchsia Dunlop, Jay Rayner, Rosie Boycott, Tom Parker Bowles, Allegra McEvedy, Matthew Fort and other leading food writers.

Let's see, I've got three of the top 10 on my shelves, and own half a dozen of the entire top 40.

McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture and The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-food World have been added to my Amazon wish list, though too late for Christmas. I'm particularly intrigued by the latter, "the solution to the dietary ills of the modern western world, he argues persuasively, is simple: forget about 'nutrition' and just eat real food, not too much, and mostly plants," which is exactly the way my thoughts have been turning lately.

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