Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Friday, December 11, 2009

One More Food Book for 2009

Posted By on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 10:15 AM

click to enlarge bornround1211.jpg
In yesterday's list of the ten most essential books in my development as a food writer, I mentioned that I'm so behind in my reading that I can recommend only two books published in 2009: the Momofuku cookbook and Westword restaurant critic Jason Sheehan's memoir, Cooking Dirty. A crippling brain cramp prevented me from including a third book that I enjoyed very much, Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater by Frank Bruni.

Bruni stepped down as New York Times restaurant critic earlier this year. While his memoir does include observations from his time in that influential position, it's really about his lifelong struggle with his weight and the eating disorder his struggle prompts. Bruni is a very strong writer, descriptive and witty, and his memoir manages to be affecting without falling prey, as so many memoirs do, to self-pitying self-indulgence.

Readers, what food books kept you turning the pages this year?

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation