Summer Reading About Food

Tasty Bites for the Beach, the Grill, or the Kitchen

Chronicle contributing Food writers Mick Vann, Wes Marshall, Claudia Alarcón, MM Pack, Melanie Haupt, Kate Thornberry, and Rachel Feit recommend books on subjects as diverse as the wines of Rioja and extra virgin olive oil, to the history of Fritos and making paletas. Being the dessert glutton that I am, I kept a treasure trove of new baking books for myself; my opinions about those are online at

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More cookbooks
Building a Bookshelf
A Baker's Half Dozen
Six baking books for you to sink your teeth into

Virginia B. Wood, Dec. 4, 2009

Cookbook Reviews
Cookbook Reviews
Gift guide

Dec. 10, 2004

More olive oil
Culinary Checklist
Culinary Checklist
Be sure to check our list for great tasty culinary gift ideas!

Dec. 3, 2010

More Food Reviews
Review: Peruvian Restaurant Llama Kid Is an Eastside Oasis
Review: Peruvian Restaurant Llama Kid Is an Eastside Oasis
Once a virtual concept, this modern take is really solid

Melanie Haupt, July 29, 2022

Restaurant Review: Birdie's
Restaurant Review: Birdie's
A neighborhood restaurant, for some

Melanie Haupt, May 6, 2022

More by Virginia B. Wood
Top 10 Savory Bites
Top 10 Savory Bites

Jan. 1, 2016

Open Secret
Open Secret
The not-so-hidden pleasures of dine

Dec. 25, 2015


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