What I’m Reading

Here’s where I draw my inspiration:

For International Food/Traveling:

For Local DC

For Purchasing Foods/Kitchen Equipment

For Food News:

For Food Writing:

  • Jacob, Dianne. Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2010. Print.
  • Baker, Jane, and Barbara Gibbs Ostmann. The Recipe Writer’s Handbook, Revised and Updated. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001. Print.

For Food Photography:

  • Dujardin, Helen. Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling. Indianapolis: Wiley, 2011. Print.
  • Vivaldo, Denise. The Food Stylist’s Handbook. Layton: Gibbs Smith, 2010. Print.

For Health-Related:

  • Bloom, Jonathan. American Wasteland: How American Throws Away Nearly Half of its Food. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2010. Print
  • Davis, Brenda, and Vessanto Melina. Becoming Vegan: The complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet. Summertown: Book Publishing Company, 2000. Print.
  • Bittman, Mark. Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.
  • Patel, Raj. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle of the World Food System. Great Britain: Portobello Books Ltd., 2007. Print
  • Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin Press, 2006. Print.
  • Warner, Melanie. Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013. Print


  • Food Inc.
  • Forks Over Knives
  • Lunch Line
  • Fed Up
  • Lunch Hour
  • Food Stamped
  • Hungry for Change
  • Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
  • Chew on This TED talks
  • Food Matters
  • Farmageddon

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