7 Food and Drink Books For Your Summer Reading List

Your summer reading list is delicious.
Your summer reading list is delicious.
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Whether you're looking for a food-filled work of fiction or a more studious poolside read, there's something for everyone on Chow Bella's summer reading list. We've included several new and upcoming releases, as well as a few award-winning picks that came out late last year.

See also: 9 Farmers Markets Staying Open for the Summer in Metro Phoenix

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

Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill restaurant in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2009 and will release his first book on Tuesday, May 20. The Third Plate describes Barber's vision for the future of American dining, moving beyond farm-to-table to "the third plate." The next step in the future of dining, according to Barber, will be to support long-term sustainability by embracing an integrated system of production.

Delicious! Ruth Reichl Random House

Delicious!, which hit shelves earlier this month, is the first work of fiction from Ruth Reichl, former editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine and restaurant critic of the the New York Times. The novel tells the story of Billie Breslin, who takes a job at an iconic food magazine only to have it shut down not long after she starts. When she discovers a cache of letters written by James Beard, her real journey begins.

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