Do you like your garlic “Goodfellas thin”? Have you ever been part of a “carrotmob”? Why are bartenders “fat washing” their spirits (and what does that even mean)? Eatymology demystifies the most fascinating new food words to emerge from today’s professional kitchens, food science laboratories, pop culture, the Internet, and more (Amazon).
Comfort Me with Offal
The definitive manual for eating, drinking, and fondling food from the James Beard Award-winning Twitter sensation, Ruth Bourdain. From food history to dining etiquette to matters of taste, this practical handbook offers the basics for navigating every aspect of gastronomy (Amazon).
Made With Love
I contributed the recipe for my grandfather Saul’s mandelbrodt (which unofficially translates as Jewish biscotti) to this cookbook compilation of more than 100 family recipes from actors, chefs, writers, and other celebrities, including Cokie Roberts, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, and Martha Stewart, among others (Amazon).