Late Summer Reading

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Here in mid-August, summer is beginning its slow descent into autumn, but there is still time to visit the beach or maybe a mountain cabin with a lake view–and get in some late summer reading.

No matter where you find yourself to wring out the last days of summer fun, you’re going to want something to read. The fact that you are here on HandPicked Nation might mean you are interested in books on food.

We’ve compiled this list (in no particular order) to help you choose some tasty late summer reading while soaking in some late summer fun.

Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead by Jenna Woginrich

Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food by Jody Williams

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn

The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up With Fondue by David Sax

Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenberg

Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal by Ava Chin

Taming the Feast: Ben Ford’s Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking by Ben Ford and Carolynn Carreño

The Real Food Cookbook: Traditional Dishes for Modern Cooks by Nina Planck

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber

The Meat Hook Meat Book: Buy, Butcher, and Cook Your Way to Better Meat by Tom Mylan

Chop Chop: A Novel by Simon Wroe

Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals by Dinah Fried

Best Food Writing 2013 edited by Holly Hughes

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney

Well, there’s fourteen books, totally worthy of some late summer reading. We know there are many more food books out there that deserved to be pored over. Why not put your suggestions in the comments section?

Happy what’s-left-of-the-summer and happy reading.

Give us your suggestions for some delicious late summer reading.

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