It’s that wacky time of the year when everyone seems to out their “Top 10s” from the year. It’s no different with lists about food books. So here’s my own: The Top 10 “Best of 2009” food book lists. The most common entries on all the lists? Momofuko
by David Chang, Ad Hoc at Home
by Thomas Keller and How to Roast a Lamb
by Michael Psilakis. These are listed in no particular order. I selected them based on the site or publications regular reviews and whether I agreed with them or not, and if I understood why they selected the titles, even if I didn’t necessarily agree with their conclusions. I was disappointed to see so little literary food writing represented in any of the lists, with the notable exception of Frank Bruni’s Born Round.
- NPR: Top 10 Cookbooks of 2009