Listens for Home Cooks
Tasty Listens for Home Cooks

In the past few weeks you’ve likely found yourself staring down your cupboards and giving recipe planning a lot more attention than usual. For some, cooking at home is relaxing, but for others…not so much. If you’re looking for some encouragement to get you out of your bean funk, cue up one of these listens and season your time in the kitchen with audiobooks by chefs and food writers who know how to dish—and also provide plenty of food for thought.

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.

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.

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 exposĂ© documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle’s path from ground to plate.

In See You in the Piazza, bestselling author Frances Mayes introduces listeners to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband 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: Ruth Reichl
Read By: Ruth Reichl

Part cookbook, part memoir, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year may be Ruth Reichl’s most stirring audiobook yet—one that reveals a refreshingly vulnerable side of the world’s most famous food editor as she shares treasured recipes to be returned to again and again.

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. Keep your ears peeled for this delish audiobook!

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