"These are stories about culture," writes J. Kenji Lopez-Alt in his introduction. "About how food shapes people, neighbourhoods, and history."
This year's Best American Food Writing captures the food industry at a critical moment in history - from the confrontation of abusive kitchen culture, to the disappearance of the supermarkets, to the rise and fall of celebrity chefs, to the revolution of baby food. Spanning from New York's premier restaurants to the chile factories of New Mexico, this collection lifts a curtain on how food arrives on our plates, revealing extraordinary stories behind what we eat and how we live.
The Best American Food Writing 2020 includes Burkhard Bilger, Kat Kinsman, Laura Hayes, Tamar Haspel, Sho Spaeth, Tim Murphy and others.