Recommended Reads for Foodie Travelers


A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain

Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World’s Most Sought-After Delicacies by Massimo Marcone

A Fork In The Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery On The Road edited by James Oseland

A Moveable Feast edited by Don George

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Bangkok Street Food: Cooking & Traveling in Thailand by Tom Vandenberghe

Barcelona Gastronomy and Cuisine by Toni Monné

Eating Viet Nam: Dispatches from a Blue Plastic Table by Graham Holliday

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew by Peter Mayle

India: The Cookbook by Pushpesh Pant

Shark’s Fin And Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuchsia Dunlop

The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France by John Baxter

The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life by Ann Vanderhoof

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City by David Lebovitz

Food Wine Rome (Terroir Guides) by David Downie

The Town That Food Saved by Ben Hewitt

The Tuscan Year: Life and Food in an Italian Valley by Elizabeth Romer

Year of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes by Tom Parker Bowles

Twain’s Feast by Andrew Beahrs

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D’aluisio

Why Italians Love to Talk About Food by Elena Kostioukovitch

Food and Travel Movies

Chef (2014)

Why you should watch it: A film about a chef who left his job at a renowned restaurant. Together with his ex-wife, son, and a friend set up a food truck business that helped hime rediscover his passion for life.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

ves around Japanese chef Jiro Ono and offers a glimpse into how achieved mastery as a sushi chef.

Julie & Julia (2009)

des a glimpse into the true stories of two women and their passion for food

Today’s Special (2009) Indian food rekindled a young Manhattan chef’s passion for life