That’s just one of many shelves of foodie books, and four of them are about France. I have a minor obsession with French and Italian food, drink, and tradition.
Actually, I love most travel books told from a food perspective. I love reading about what grows there, how food is prepared, what spices they use, and the history of it all. As is also true of individuals, a country’s wealth and a country’s trouble is usually tied to a country’s food (or lack thereof).
I’m currently reading through Mireille Guiliano‘s books on the benefits of French customs. I love the anticipation that infuses Marcella Hazan’s books. And Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence is one of the books I wish I’d written (and one of the trips I’d still love to take, although I’m not sure I’m prepared to actually buy property).
What are some of your favorite foodie travel books (seriously – I’d love recommendations)?