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Our 5 favorite books of the year for food lovers

Any foodie on your list will devour these delicious reads.

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The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty

Historian Michael Twitty’s The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South is part memoir, part examination on the intersection of culture, food, and race in the American South. The book is making waves in the food industry, winning the 2018 James Beard Book of the Year Award. “Should there ever be a competition to determine the most interesting man in the world, Michael W. Twitty would have to be considered a serious contender,” writes the Washington Post. 

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