At Idlewild Books, you’ll find travel guides shelved alongside fiction and nonfiction (both classic and contemporary), and a nicely curated collection of cookbooks as well. Owner David Del Vecchio, formerly with the U.N., also hosts lively events related to travel, humanitarian affairs, and literature in translation and puts together “destination kits” for travelers.

If there are holes in your cookbook collection, though, you need Bonnie Slotnick.

Even when I feel like I could not eat one more thing, my former boss Ruth Reichl makes me hungry.

John Thorne is a food writer’s food writer.

W. Hodding Carter wrote about “extreme frugality” for, and has since carved out a new niche as The Frugal Guy.

No one knows the world of big agriculture better—or can write about it more compellingly—than documentary filmmaker and former Gourmet writer Sam Hurst.

Barry Estabrook is one of the finest environmental reporters working today. His Politics of the Plate blog is a must-read for anyone who cares about food.


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