I'm about to report some old news, but it's new news to me. I just recently learned of the Penguin Great Food series of books that was published last year. Devoted to the best food writing from the last 400 years, the series includes books by the likes of Elizabeth David, Samuel Pepys, and Calvin Trillin. And what just might be the icing on the cake are the book's charming paperback covers. In fact, that's what initially caught my eye when I first saw these books. While the cover art is a feast for the eyes, it's what inside that is sure to provide much (great) food for thought. (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself with that last sentence!)
From Absinthe to Zest: An Alphabet for Food Lovers by Alexandre Dumas
The Well-Kept Kitchen by Gervase Markham.
Murder in the Kitchen. by Alice B. Toklas by Alice B. Toklas.
The Joys of Excess by Samuel Pepys.