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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 2012 Edition edition (Oct. 23 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738216038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738216034
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.7 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #328,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Boston Globe Bestseller, 11/4/12 2012 Best Books of the Year: Food Lit

Booklist, starred review, October 2012
“This exciting series has taken a lot of the work but none of the pleasure out of tracking down outstanding expressions of the love of food. Now in its thirteenth edition, Best Food Writing is not falsely titled. There is nothing less than serious, exciting, entertaining, and edifying writing to be found here.”

Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/12
“Hughes once again pulls together the year’s tastiest examples from the growing field of food writing...In an era of celebrity chefs and much-hyped restaurants, this collection is thankfully absent the pretentious musings of restaurateurs and TV stars…A collection of strong writing on fascinating topics that will appeal to foodies and essay lovers alike.”, 11/29/12
“This is food writing that goes beyond food itself, that sometimes deals with the intricacies of food preparation and consumption but even more often discusses what food means, what it stands for, where it fits into life rather than where it fits into our mouths and bellies. It is for readers who find the contemplation of food in a larger context particularly delicious.”

Bookviews blog, December 2012
“Filled with wonderful stories and essays that explore our fascination with the culinary arts.”

Library Journal, December 2012
“Not just for foodies! This will delight anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a good read and a good meal. Highly recommended.”, 12/23/12
Best Food Writing 2012 lives up to its claim—the work included in this anthology is some of the best food writing I've read this year. The book succeeds in demonstrating the depth and creativity that food writers can accomplish. A must-read for aspiring food writers, obsessive readers, or those just looking for a fast, enjoyable read this holiday season.”

Curled Up With a Good Book
“Best Food Writing 2012 brings together a huge menu of deliciously provocative and thought provoking perspectives and information that is sure to whet the appetite of foodies. Highly recommended.”

Campus Circle 1/10/13
 “If your mouth doesn’t water while reading the Best Food Writing 2012, edited by Holly Hughes, then there is something wrong with your salivary glands. This collection of essays from publications like Gastronomica and Food & Wine easily encapsulates the best of the year.”

About the Author

Holly Hughes has edited the annual Best Food Writing series since its inception in 2000. The former executive editor of Fodor's Travel Publications, she is also author of 'Frommer's 500 Places for Food and Wine Lovers' and 'Frommer's 500 Places to Take the Kids Before They Grow Up'. She lives with her family in New York City. 

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A feast! Nov. 17 2012
By Lilith Mageborn - Published on
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I've been buying and reading the Best Food Writing series since BFW 2000 came out (the year it started) - and this, the 13th volume, has more pages added to it with an even more diverse range of topics. I love how Holly Hughes spots the trends and organizes the articles around the trends, which are relevant. I hope she keeps this up for years and years to come...because not only is she a genius at selecting the articles and discerning the trends, she does so deftly and it feels like returning to an old friend's kitchen table, picking up where we last left off, and having a feast.
An annual blessing Jan. 23 2013
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Never miss this...a joy to read for any food lover and avid reader. Congrats to Holly Hughes who has does such a great job of editing and presenting these wonderful writers.
A pretty decent collection March 2 2013
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Overall, this is a pretty good collection of food writing. I do wish that it included more writing about how the food industry is changing - but it does touch on that. The pieces it does have represent the many voices of food writing very well, and they're entertaining to read with very few that I didn't enjoy.
Another year's Anthology, Another Winner Nov. 26 2013
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Fantastic reveiw of the best writing of the year. I buy them every year. Holly Hughes does a great job of culling fantastic prose of the year into a fun volume of stories that surprise, delight and sometimes challenge the reader's beliefs about what food is to us all.
This is a pretty good summertime read July 12 2014
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This is a pretty good summertime read. The authors brought up some pretty interesting ideas about food. I often wish these stories were longer and they would dive into their subject matter a bit more. I'm sure I will read from this series again.