Stories about Conquistadors encountering the Grand Canyon for the first time, how humans created the idea of God, drug cartels and the friends and lovers of the Beats: They’re all the irresistible, true tales in nonfiction books that you may not know about (but should). Last week, we published our take on the most overlooked novels of 2013; this is our list of this year’s most overlooked nonfiction books, so far.
THE WHOLE FROMAGE: ADVENTURES IN THE DELECTABLE WORLD OF FRENCH CHEESE
"Whether Lison is ruminating on the short lactation cycle of sheep, the origins of rennet, or the grassy, lemony taste of a spring goat cheese, readers will have all their senses engaged."
Her curiosity piqued by the multitude of French cheeses, essayist and self-proclaimed cheesehead Lison chronicles her tasty culinary journey exploring the art and science of French cheese making. Read full book review >