Cooking Book Genre – What’s the best definition for the cooking genre? Books in the cooking nonfiction genre are about the techniques to prepare and cook food. Commonly, books of this nature are recognized as cookbooks, and impart not only the information on how to prepare food, but also recipes to follow for the actual cooking of the food. Books in the cooking genre can also be about the use and history of utensils used to cook and the cultures that cook certain types of food.

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cooking book genre book coverCooking Book Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the cooking nonfiction genre.

1. A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain

2. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

4. Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

5. Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond

6. Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl

7. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

8. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

9. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

10. Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford

11. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

12. Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell

13. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

14. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain

15. My Life in France by Julia Child

16. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee

17. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

18. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl

19. The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition by M.F.K. Fisher

20. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

21. The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America by Michael Ruhlman

22. The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten

23. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

24. The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection by Michael Ruhlman

25. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

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Cooking Book Genre – Related Book Genres

* Cookbook Genre

* Diet Book Genre

* Food and Drinks Book Genre

* Entertainment Book Genre

* Nutrition Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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