Monday, June 15, 2020

Six of the best food titles to take you overseas

Caroline Eden is a writer and critic contributing to The Guardian, Financial Times and The Times Literary Supplement. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Art of Eating Prize.

Eden's latest book is Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light.

At the Guardian, she tagged six of the "best food books to take you overseas - while stuck at home," including:
Recipes are threaded through Emily Nunn’s addictive and hopeful book The Comfort Food Diaries..., my lockdown culinary memoir of choice. It begins with Nunn, heartbroken following a breakup, and laid off from the Chicago Tribune, embarking on a trip across America to seek out friendship and comfort food, with a little help from her hosts, whose names often feature in recipe titles, such as “Toni’s Onion Rings” or “Aunt Mariah’s Pot Roast”. Anyone who is unschooled in regional US food will find the flavours and dishes – think scrapple (pork, cornmeal, herbs) and ham biscuits – are fascinating. A transporting tonic for our times.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue