In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we had editor Meghan Rodgers compile a list of her favorite books about food, and we’re not just talking about cookbooks.

Maybe you can find some inspiration in the following tomes:

Salt Sugar Fat

“Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss

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“How Italian Food Conquered The World” by John F. Mariani

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Omnivore's Dilemma

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan

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Sugar King

“The Sugar King Of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba’s Last Tycoon” by John Paul Rathbone

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Salt A World History

“Salt: A World History” by Mark Kurlansky

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Food of a Younger Land

“The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food From the Lost WPA Files” by Mark Kurlansky

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“Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon” by Cindy Ott

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Combat Ready Kitchen

“Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat” by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

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And as for what Meghan is currently reading…

“Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations” by Evan D.G. Fraser

Let us know about your favorite food books in the comments!

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