The 10 Best Non-Cookbook Food Books of 2012

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I read a lot of books for this job—about 52 a year, in fact. In all this page turning, there are many books that are just not memorable. But luckily, there tend to be many more that are. Here are my picks for the best non-cookbook food books of 2012. Now you know just what to buy for your pickiest literary friends this holiday season.

About the Author: A student in Providence, Rhode Island, Leah Douglas loves learning about, talking about, reading about, and consuming food. Her work has also been featured in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.

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