Tasty Listens
Tasty Listens for Home Chefs

Prepping a summer feast or a weekend breakfast? Don’t let your busy, flour-coated hands touch that dial. Cue up one of these tasty audiobooks on your smart speaker and let chefs and food writers keep you company while you chop, mince, stir, roll, wash, whisk, and sprinkle. Bonus: when you listen while you cook, you always have something tasty to talk about over a meal.

Author: Ed Levine
Read By: Ed Levine and Bill Oakley

Written and narrated by the James Beard Award-winning founder of the Serious Eats website, Ed Levine finally tells the mouthwatering and heartstopping story of building—and almost losing—one of the most acclaimed and beloved food sites in the world.

In 2005, Ed Levine was a freelance food writer with an unlikely dream: to build something for people like him who took everything edible seriously. Against all sane advice, he created a blog for $100 and called it…Serious Eats. Even as Serious Eats quickly became well-known and respected, every day felt like it could be its last. This is the moving story of one food obsessive who followed a passion to terrifying, thrilling, and mouthwatering places—and all the serious eats along the way.

By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened—and closed—one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars that he made from selling candy on the subway, yet he’d been told he would never make it on television because his cooking wasn’t “Southern” enough. In this inspiring audio memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, Kwame shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.

“Kwame Onwuachi’s story shines a light on food and culture not just in American restaurants or African American communities but around the world.”—Questlove

Author: Ryan Jacobs
Read By: Ari Fliakos

For lovers of true crime and fungi, The Truffle Underground is a thrilling audio journey through the hidden underworld of the world’s most prized luxury ingredient. Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported, this exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle’s path from ground to plate.

The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy—but such landmarks only scratch the surface. In See You in the Piazza, bestselling author Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions—from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks, and includes inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine.

Author: Hannah Hart
Read By: Hannah Hart

New York Times bestselling author and Food Network star Hannah Hart is back with a humorous audio cookbook celebrating year-round holidays with food, drink, and friends. Keep your ears peeled for this delish audiobook!

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