Food Books Dominate Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2009
Forget about the body being cold — 2009 isn't even dead, and Publisher's Weekly is already calling the best books of the year. Notable, though, is PW's top pick for nonfiction, Frank Bruni's memoir Born Round, which they call "wonderfully honest." Farther down the Top 10 Nonfiction is the Ferran Adrià investigation Food for Thought, Thought for Food (yes, the one with the awesome Matt Groening cover).
The "Lifestyle" category might as well be renamed "Food," as four of the five are among this year's big cookbooks: Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, Momofuku, Ad Hoc at Home, and Reichl's swan song Gourmet Today.