6 Best Books for Foodie Travelers
1. A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain
Highlights: Chef and bestselling author Anthony Bourdain shares his love for food, cooking, and traveling in this fun and engaging book. On a quest to find the best food in the world, he provides a glimpse into the joys and challenges of embarking on culinary adventures.
2. A Fork In The Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery On The Road edited by James Oseland
Highlights: A Fork In The Road features stories from various authors and chefs who share their food discoveries and experiences. Reading this book is a delightful way to explore food and places from the writers’ perspectives.
3. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Highlights: A Moveable Feast is a memoir written by famous American novelist Ernest Hemingway. It revolves around his life in Paris and provides a glimpse into the challenges of being a struggling writer in the city. In this book, he weaves a delightful tale of the time he spent dining in bars, cafes, and various other places where he enjoyed good food with people like F. Scott Fitzgerald among many others.
4. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Highlights: If you have ever dreamed of living in a picturesque French rural town, then this book is for you. A Year in Provence is a best-selling book about Peter Mayle’ account of the time he and his family spent in an old farmhouse somewhere in the Lubéron Valley. It offers an enchanting, funny, and realistic glimpse into the perks and challenges of rural living.
5. Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey
Highlights: Climbing the Mango Trees is an autobiography by award-winning cookbook author and actress Madhur Jaffrey. From tales of climbing mango trees in an orchard in Delhi and eating delicious Indian cuisine outdoors with the majestic Himalayan mountains serving as a spectacular backdrop, this book is a delightful read about life in India and the glorious foods that are part of it.
6. Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuschia Dunlop
Highlights: In this book, author Fuschia Dunlop shares the story of a trip to China that inspired her to sign up for a one-year scholarship in Chengdu. There she enrolled at the Institute of Higher Cuisine in the professional chef’s program. Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper is an insightful work about food and travel that will inspire you to set out on your own culinary adventure.