This is my book of the year and it was originally published in 1958.
Sometimes the best wine books aren’t necessarily about wine.
While many new perspectives and some friends published beautiful books this year, The Food of France by Waverley Root, is my book of the year.
I continually go back to this gem as a reference point because it illuminates the gorgeous history and gastronomic traditions of France – a rarely opened secret side door into understanding the wines of France.
Any wine professional that wants to more deeply dive into the terroirs of France through gastronomy and history (not just the classic AOC rules) will love having this book.