Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace - DFW’s seminal essay about the Maine lobster festival.
The Egg Men by Burkhard Bilger - Spending time with Las Vegas’ top flight short order chefs, who work at a blistering pace in some of the world’s busiest kitchens.
If You Knew Sushi by Nick Tosches - A true connoisseur goes in search of the world’s best Sushi.
The Last Meal by Michael Paterniti - Locked in a dark cage for weeks, then drowned in armagnac and eaten whole. A reporter re-creates President Mitterand’s almost mythical last supper.
The Greatest Chef In The World by Michael Paterniti - The alchemical miracles and transcendental gastronomy of Ferran Adriá, who is often described as the world’s greatest chef.
By Meat Alone by Calvin Trillin - A pilgrimage to the best barbecue restaurant in Texas.
The Ketchup Conundrum by Malcolm Gladwell - Using the science of taste to explain why gourmet ketchup will never be a hit.
The Trouble with Fries by Malcolm Gladwell - What the evoulution of a fast-food favourite can teach us about the quest for healthy eating.
The 36-Hour Dinner Party by Michael Pollan - A bunch of serious foodies get together for a 2 day cookout.
The Million Dollar Nose by William Langewiesche - How an ordinary American from the backcountry of northern Maryland became the world’s most influential wine critic.