Some of the writers and chefs who have appeared over the past eighteen years since the series’ inception:

Alice Waters, Maya Angelou, Nigella Lawson, Rick Bragg, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, Jhumpa Lahiri, Calvin Trillin, Molly O’Neill, Michael Lewis, David Sedaris, Jeffrey Eugenides, Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Bittman, Gabrielle Hamilton, Corby Kummer, Michael Pollan, Ann Patchett, Adam Gopnik, Jacques Pépin, Steve Almond, Frances Mayes, Rebecca Skloot, Rick Bayless, Bill McKibben, Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme, Bill Buford, Barbara Kingsolver, Dan Barber, Marcella Hazan, Francine Prose, Jonathan Safran Foer, Chang-Rae Lee, John T. Edge, Francis Lam, Eddie Huang, David Leite, and many, many more.

Best Food Writing 2017

The 18th edition of the classic food writing anthology that serves up
“a menu of delicious food, colorful characters, and tales of strange and
wonderful food adventures” (Booklist) each year.

For eighteen years, this anthology has served up the cream of each year's crop of food writing, from legendary figures like Anthony Bourdain to lauded chefs like Alice Waters, alongside movers-and-shakers like J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, and Besha Rodell.

The 2017 edition promises to continue in that tradition with a dynamic mix of writers; from seasoned journalists and authors to star chefs and up-and-coming bloggers. Brought together by Holly Hughes's keen eye and taste for the hottest stories and biggest trends, Best Food Writing 2017 offers 50 essays that encompass provocative journalism, intriguing profiles, moving memoir, and more.