13 Best Culinary Biographies & Memoirs

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Culinary Biographies & Memoirs in 2020


L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well

F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir

The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Yes, Chef: A Memoir

Yes, Chef: A Memoir
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir

Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir

Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles

Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

Nobu: A Memoir

Nobu: A Memoir
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Lance Bass: Out of Sync with Justin Timberlake and 'N Sync

Lance Bass releases his memoirs in October. What does he have to say about 'N Syncs hiatus and Justin Timberlake? What does he have to say about coming out of the closet?

According to excerpts from Out of SyncLance Bass blames the breakup of 'N Sync on Timberlake's ambitions to pursue a solo career. Instead of being honest, however, Bass blames Justin Timberlake for pulling at straws to find reasons to blame other members of the band. He accused the band of all going their own way, seeking their own fortune. In reality, all that had been done was Lance Bass and Joey Fatone filmed a movie, On the Line.

Whether Justin Timberlake was jealous, insecure, or just self serving, the result was the same. 'N Sync was over and the solo career of Justin Timberlake was poised to skyrocket. The odd thing is that it was Timberlake who called Lance Bass to join the boy band 'N Sync in the first place. Perhaps a little honesty with the group would have been in order, instead of putting everyone on ice for two years, believing 'N Sync would one day soon make a comeback.

Lance Bass went on to land a starring role in the Broadway show of Hairspray, playing the role of the Dick Clark. Now, Bass is a published author of what some have called a "tell-all" book about his life in a boy band, the music industry, and the story of his coming out. Lance's book, Out of Sync, is due to hit stores in October.

I don't look for Lance Bass's book, Out of Sync, to make much of a difference to Justin Timberlake fans, or anyone for that matter. The story of hiding a gay lifestyle from the world, then dealing with the repercussions of coming out of the closet has been dealt with ad nauseam. 'N Sync is out of sight, out of mind unless you hear a classic pop dance hit on the dance floor.

Lance Bass may have felt the need to bear his soul in Out of Sync. In my opinion, he will remain out of sync. Perhaps he should return to his cosmonaut training in Russia. His follow up memoirs could be called Out of this World.

Sources:
The Popcrunch Show: Lance Bass 'Out Of Sync' Blasts Justin Timberlake Over N'Sync Breakup
The Popcrunch Show: Lance Bass to Release Tell All
The Popcrunch Show: "Out of Sync" by Lance Bass

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