13 scrumptious summer food reads to take you from kitchen to hammock

Perfect books for food lovers, from fiction to Kitchen Confidential.

It’s summer vacation and time to crack open a paperback (or your ebook) stretch out the legs and find a shady nook to settle in for some foodie escapism.

We’ve put together a reading list filled with drama in NYC dining rooms, mastering technique in the French countryside and kitchen stories filled with romance, tears and triumph (and even the gripping history of butter — slippery yes, but also gripping.)

Check out our picks for best summer food books:

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler