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Top Food Writers over the Ages

Historical Food Writers

Archestratus

Apicius

J.A. Brillat-Savarin

Grimod de La Reyniere

Carême

Artusi

Escoffier

Historians of Food and Foodways

Rachel Laudan

Lizzie Collingham

Alan Davidson

Claudia Roden

Margaret Visser

Carolin C. Young

Michael J. Twitty

Waverley Root

Heroes

M.F.K. Fisher

Elizabeth David

Julia Child

Richard Olney

Marcella Hazan

Madhur Jaffrey

Edna Lewis

Harold McGee

Alice Waters

Paula Wolfert

Harold McGee

Irma Rombauer

Notable Writers of Our Time

Tamar Adler – food studies

Anna Mendelson – food studies and biographer

Jacob Epstein – publisher and memoirist

Judith Jones – cookbook editor and memoirist

Michael J. Twitty – food studies

Gabrielle Hamilton — memoirs

Fuchsia Dunlop – food studies and memoirs

David Leite – food journalism

Molly O’Neill  – food journalism

Marcus Samuelson — cookbooks

Anita Mannur – food studies

Kim Sunee

Andrea Nguyen — cookbooks

Raghavan Iyer – cooking and food journalim

Mei Chin — memoirs

Gary Paul Nabhan – food studies

Calvin Trillin — foodways

Nigel Slater — cookbooks

Ottolenghi — cookbooks

Joan Nathan — cookbooks

John Thorne – food journalism and cooking

Ed Behr – food studies

Zarela Martinez

Aglaia Kremezi

Laurie Colwin — foodways

Roy Andries de Groot – travel, food and locavorism

Waverley Root – food journalism and food history

Samuel Chamberlain – travel and food

Nora Ephron — memoirs

Craig Claiborne – Cookbooks and Journalism

Anthony Bourdain – memoirs and travel

Jamie Oliver — cooking

Joseph Wechsberg – travel and foodways

James Beard – cookbooks and food studies

Clementine Paddleford — foodways

Ludwig Bemelmans — memoirs

Nancy Singleton Hachisu — cookbooks

Elizabeth Andoh — cookbooks

Emerging Writers of our Time

Literary Writers Concerned with Food

Proust

Dickens

Virginia Woolf

Balzac

Emily Dickinson

Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein

Writers Who Write to Change Foodways

Wendell Berry

Michael Pollan

Barry Estabrook

Wenonah Hauter

Frances Moore Lappe

Dan Barber

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