Best Food Writing 2014
Best Food Writing 2014 from fifteen time Editor Holly Hughes is a fascinating smorgasbord of writing about our culinary interest. She writes that the entries have matured this year, and they are not all fun or will make you hungry. Some are responsive, some terrific. The fifty entries included encompass a wide range of subjects. There are also recipes included.
Food here is sometimes a sociological phenomena, and it also can be political. There are all sorts of issues explored and this anthology has a social conscience. There are some Eatnicks assembled whose food choices have had a large impact on their lives and who they choose to associate with. There are also some “Non Piscavores” or those who do not eat seafood for moral and health reasons. There are others that do not agree, but there are also pieces about locavores, who try to eat only local foods, and even those who eat insects: entomophagy is suggested as a way to help feed the planet.
There is much for fun in this anthology as well, including a variety of pieces about families, restauranteurs, recipes, kale, and last meals. The pieces seem almost lyrical in places for those who will gain an appetite from these provocative pieces from around mostly America.
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Holly Hughes, Editor