i just read a really terrific collection of essays by james beard on cooking and eating. though i love to cook (and eat!) and also love to read, i rarely combine the two, other than reading cookbooks. but i have no idea how to go about finding other books like this one.
so my question is, has anyone read a book about cooking or food (not an actual cook book, though, i have enough of those, make that too many of those) that they would recommend?