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How do you review an anthology like this? I can’t go into detail on each piece, because that would take ages, and you probably don’t care. So let me just keep my review short and to the point – I was pleasantly surprised by this collection of articles.

I didn’t know what to expect going in, because I haven’t read any of the previous Best Food Writing books. I love to cook, so I was thrilled to see articles about making a great bolognese, or how to make proper carnitas. Some were great life lessons too, like important things to know about cast iron pans. Others were great to think about, like why exactly people don’t cook when they easily could.

When I finished this book, I actually felt like I had learned something about cooking, and about food culture in general.

Highly recommended.

Final rating: ★★★★☆

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the free copy!

For my 2015 reading challenge, I’m crossing off #12: a book of short stories. (These would count as short, nonfiction stories, right?)

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