Cooking, Food & Wine Audiobooks

Food and wine cookbooks introduce home cooks and expert chefs to exciting, delicious recipes and pairings. From simple recipe collections to longer, memoir-style options, the genre is extensive. This collection of food and wine cookbook audiobooks is sure to help you impress your next dinner guests.

Food and wine cookbooks introduce home cooks and expert chefs to exciting, delicious recipes and pairings. From simple recipe collections to longer, memoir-style options, the genre is extensive. This collection of food and wine cookbook audiobooks is sure to help you impress your next dinner guests.

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  • Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

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    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

    byMallory O'Meara

    “At last, the feminist history of booze we’ve been waiting for!” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist From Los Angeles Times bestselling author Mallory O’Meara comes a lively and engrossing feminist history of women drinking through the ages Strawberry daiquiris. Skinny martinis. Vodka sodas with lime. These are the cocktails that come in sleek-stemmed glasses, bright colors and fruity flavors—these are the Girly Drinks. From the earliest days of civilization, alcohol has been at the center of social rituals and cultures worldwide. But when exactly did drinking become a gendered act? And why have bars long been considered “places for men” when, without women, they might not even exist? With whip-smart insight and boundless curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils an entire untold history of the female distillers, drinkers and brewers who have played a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from ancient Sumerian beer goddess Ninkasi to iconic 1920s bartender Ada Coleman. Filling a crucial gap in culinary history, O’Meara dismantles the long-standing patriarchal traditions at the heart of these very drinking cultures, in the hope that readers everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book—and proudly have what she’s having.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Taste: My Life Through Food
    Taste: My Life Through Food
    Taste: My Life Through Food

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    Taste: My Life Through Food

    byStanley Tucci

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, and now he takes us beyond the savory recipes and into the compelling stories behind them.​ Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about his growing up in Westchester, New York; preparing for and shooting the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia; falling in love over dinner; and teaming up with his wife to create meals for a multitude of children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burned dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last. Written with Stanley’s signature wry humor, Taste is for fans of Bill Buford, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Ruth Reichl—and anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat
    The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat
    The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat

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    The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat

    byMatt Siegel

    An irreverent, surprising, and entirely entertaining look at the little-known history surrounding the foods we know and love Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually . . . English? “As a species, we’re hardwired to obsess over food,” Matt Siegel explains as he sets out “to uncover the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths.” Siegel also probes subjects ranging from the myths—and realities—of food as aphrodisiac, to how one of the rarest and most exotic spices in all the world (vanilla) became a synonym for uninspired sexual proclivities, to the role of food in fairy- and morality tales. He even makes a well-argued case for how ice cream helped defeat the Nazis. The Secret History of Food is a rich and satisfying exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of this most essential realm. Siegel is an armchair Anthony Bourdain, armed not with a chef’s knife but with knowledge derived from medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals. Funny and fascinating, The Secret History of Food is essential reading for all foodies. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland
    In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland
    In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland

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    In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland

    byBeth Dooley

    When a New Jersey native moves to Minnesota, she discovers a local food movement strong enough to survive the toughest winter. Fascinating and heartfelt, this memoir demonstrates that even in a place with a short growing season, food grown locally and organically can be healthy, community-based, environmentally conscious, and—most of all—delicious.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories
    Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories
    Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories

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    Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories

    byNigella Lawson

    “Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it provides comfort, inspiration, meaning, and beauty…More than just a mantra, ‘cook, eat, repeat’ is the story of my life.”  Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella Lawson’s engaging and insightful prose. Whether asking “what is a recipe?” or declaring death to the “guilty pleasure,” Nigella brings her wisdom about food and life to the fore while sharing new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again. Within these chapters are more than a hundred new recipes for all seasons and tastes from Burnt Onion and Eggplant Dip to Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce; from Beef Cheeks with Port and Chestnuts to Ginger and Beetroot Yogurt Sauce. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in desserts including Rhubarb and Custard Trifle; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake; and Cherry and Almond Crumble. “The recipes I write come from my life, my home,” says Nigella, and in Cook, Eat, Repeat she reveals the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through recipes that make the most of her favorite ingredients, with inspiration for family dinners, vegan feasts, and solo suppers, as well as new ideas for cooking during the holidays.  Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)
    The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)
    The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)

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    The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)

    byKate Lebo

    A is for Aronia, berry member of the apple family, clothes-stainer, superfruit with reputed healing power. D is for Durian, endowed with a dramatic rind and a shifting odor—peaches, old garlic. M is for Medlar, name-checked by Shakespeare for its crude shape, beloved by gardeners for its flowers. Q is for Quince, which, fresh, gives off the scent of "roses and citrus and rich women's perfume" but if eaten raw is so astringent it wicks the juice from one's mouth. In this work of unique invention, these and other difficult fruits serve as the central ingredients of twenty-six lyrical essays that range from deeply personal to botanical, from culinary to medical, from humorous to philosophical. The entries are associative, often poetic, taking unexpected turns and giving sideways insights into life, relationships, self-care, modern medicine, and more. What if the primary way you show love is to bake, but your partner suffers from celiac disease? Why leave in the pits for Willa Cather's Plum Jam? How can we rely on bodies as fragile as the fruits that nourish them? Lebo's unquenchable curiosity leads us to intimate, sensuous, enlightening contemplations. The Book of Difficult Fruit is the very best of food writing: graceful, surprising, and ecstatic.

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
  • Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar
    Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar
    Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar

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    Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar

    byEric Alperin

    A Kitchen Confidential for the cocktail profession, Unvarnished is a fly-on-the-wall narrative peek at the joys, pains, and peculiarities of life “behind the stick.” When it opened a decade ago, the acclaimed Los Angeles speakeasy The Varnish—owned, designed, and managed by award-winning cocktail aficionado Eric Alperin—quickly became the stylish standard bearer for modern bars. Unvarnished is a candid, voice-driven, no-holds-barred look at the workings of a bar, and the foundation of The Varnish’s success: attention to hospitality and an abiding belief in the nobility of service.  Alperin and veteran bartender and writer Deborah Stoll push back against the prevailing conceit that working in the service industry is something people do because they failed at another career. They offer fascinating meditations on ice as the bartender’s flame; the good, the bad, and the sad parts of vice; one’s duty to their community as a local; the obsessive, compulsive deliberations of building a bar (size matters); lessons from Sasha Petraske—Eric’s late partner, mentor, and the forefather of the modern day classic cocktail renaissance—and the top ten reasons not to date a bartender. At the book’s center are the 100 recipes a young Jedi bartender must know before their first shift at The Varnish, along with examples of building drinks by the round, how to Mr. Potato Head cocktails, and what questions to ask when crafting a Bartender’s Choice.  A sexy, gritty, honest look at the glamour-less work of a glamorous job, written with the intimate honesty of The Tender Bar, the debauched inside view of Kitchen Confidential, and the social commentary of Waiter Rant, Unvarnished will take its place among these classics of the service set. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier
    Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier
    Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier

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    Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier

    byVictoria James

    An affecting memoir from the country's youngest sommelier, tracing her path through the glamorous but famously toxic restaurant world At just twenty-one, the age when most people are starting to drink (well, legally at least), Victoria James became the country's youngest sommelier at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Even as Victoria was selling bottles worth hundreds and thousands of dollars during the day, passing sommelier certification exams with flying colors, and receiving distinction from all kinds of press, there were still groping patrons, bosses who abused their role and status, and a trip to the hospital emergency room. It would take hitting bottom at a new restaurant and restorative trips to the vineyards where she could feel closest to the wine she loved for Victoria to re-emerge, clear-eyed and passionate, and a proud leader of her own Michelin-starred restaurant. Exhilarating and inspiring, Wine Girl is the memoir of a young woman breaking free from an abusive and traumatic childhood on her own terms; an ethnography of the glittering, high-octane, but notoriously corrosive restaurant industry; and above all, a love letter to the restorative and life-changing effects of good wine and good hospitality.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom
    Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom
    Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom

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    Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom

    byAdam Chandler

    Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry’s largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger-than-life image of America. With wit and nuance, Chandler reveals the complexities of this industry through heartfelt anecdotes and fascinating trivia as well as interviews with fans, executives, and workers. He traces the industry from its roots in Wichita, where White Castle became the first fast food chain in 1921 and successfully branded the hamburger as the official all-American meal, to a teenager's 2017 plea for a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets, which united the internet to generate the most viral tweet of all time. Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler tells an intimate and contemporary story of America — its humble beginning, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities — through its beloved roadside fare.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
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