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Have you already finished binging the FX series The Bear ? Check out these audiobooks ranging from memoirs by chefs, novels about family and food, cookbooks, and more.

Kitchen Confidential

Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

By: Anthony Bourdain
Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes

When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet that lays out his twenty-five years of sex, drugs, and haute cuisine.

From his... Read more

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Number One Chinese Restaurant

A Novel

By: Lillian Li
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 11 hours 53 minutes

From Lillian Li comes an exuberant and wise multigenerational debut audiobook about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant.

The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen... Read more

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Touch

A Novel

By: Olaf Olafsson
Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes

Soon to be a film directed, written and produced by Baltasar Kormákur, co-written by Olaf Olafsson. Only In Theaters July 12.""Delicate, absorbing...as satisfying as it is moving."" — VogueA mesmerizing, panoramic story of one man’s search to find a lover who suddenly disappeared decades beforeWhen the pandemic hits, Kristofer is forced to... Read more

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Family Meal

A Novel

By: Bryan Washington
Narrated by: André Santana, Bryan Washington & Jake Choi
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes

"Achingly and beautifully etched. . . Washington is a generous and gentle writer, with a profound capacity to face the cruelty and pain of contemporary American life while simultaneously offering his characters—and readers—an expansive space for self-forgiveness, hope, and nourishment."The Washington Post

The ghost of Kai, the love of Cam's... Read more

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - Abridged

Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

By: Samin Nosrat
Narrated by: Samin Nosrat
Length: 5 hours 56 minutes

*More than 1 million copies sold * New York Times bestseller * Winner of the James Beard Award and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards * Available as a Netflix series *

Transform how you prep, cook, and think about food with this visionary master class in cooking by Samin Nosrat that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple... Read more

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Sweetbitter

A Novel

By: Stephanie Danler
Narrated by: Alex McKenna
Length: 12 hours 23 minutes

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER  *  A thrilling novel of the senses and a coming-of-age tale, following a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City and the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan.  Perfect for readers of Kitchen Confidential and Blood, Bones and Butter

Twenty-two, and knowing... Read more

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Blood, Bones & Butter

The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

By: Gabrielle Hamilton
Narrated by: Gabrielle Hamilton
Length: 10 hours 3 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Miami Herald • Newsday • The Huffington Post • Financial Times • GQ • Slate • Men’s Journal • Washington Examiner • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • National Post • The Toronto Star • BookPage • Bookreporter


“I wanted the lettuce and... Read more

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Taste

My Life Through Food

By: Stanley Tucci
Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
Length: 6 hours 50 minutes

“If I did not already love Stanley Tucci before this, I would most certainly love him now. In true Stanley Tucci fashion, this memoir/cookbook/food writing tome is witty, acerbic, candid, and very, delicious. This book is a gift for foodies and non-foodies alike, but I dare you not to become a foodie after reading. I especially enjoyed the... Read more

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Julia Child: A Life

By: Laura Shapiro
Narrated by: Julia Prud'homme
Length: 5 hours 46 minutes

The delicious life of one of the most beloved figures in twentieth-century American culture. With a swooping voice, an incredible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child’s unlikely career path, from... Read more

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Arsenic and Adobo

A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery: Book #1

By: Mia P. Manansala
Narrated by: Danice Cabanela
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

A RUSA Award-winning novel!

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer....


When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant,... Read more

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Memorial

A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)

By: Bryan Washington
Narrated by: Bryan Washington & Akie Kotabe
Length: 8 hours 19 minutes

“This quiet character driven novel truly illustrates the complexities of relationships. From friends, lovers, parents and acquaintances, and how one presents themselves differently in each setting. I listened to this and it was just beautifully narrated by the author and Akie Kotabe and you are instantly transported to Texas and Japan in both... Read more

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Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults)

By: Kwame Onwuachi & Joshua David Stein
Narrated by: Malik Rashad
Length: 6 hours 28 minutes

This inspiring memoir, now adapted for young adults, chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi's incredible and odds-defying fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria.

Food was Kwame Onwuachi's first great love. He connected to cooking via his mother, in the family's modest Bronx... Read more

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Notes from a Young Black Chef

A Memoir

By: Kwame Onwuachi & Joshua David Stein
Narrated by: Kwame Onwuachi
Length: 7 hours 36 minutes

“Kwame Onwuachi’s story shines a light on food and culture not just in American restaurants or African American communities but around the world.” —Questlove
 
By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened—and closed—one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had launched his own catering company with twenty... Read more

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Unreasonable Hospitality

The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect

By: Will Guidara
Narrated by: Will Guidara
Length: 8 hours 36 minutes

“This book really changed my perspective on teamwork and how to go the extra mile in customer service. The way it’s written keeps you interested throughout the whole book. The content is absolutely amazing! It left me thinking about ways to give exceptional service in every part of my life. Read more

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Franklin Barbecue

A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook]

By: Aaron Franklin & Jordan Mackay
Narrated by: Aaron Franklin & Jordan Mackay
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country's most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue.

When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d... Read more

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A Dash of Salt and Pepper

By: Kosoko Jackson
Narrated by: Joshua David Scarlett
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes

One of Amazon's Best Romances of December 
A December LibraryReads Pick

Sometimes two cooks in the kitchen are better than one in this swoony romantic comedy from the author of I’m So (Not) Over You.


Xavier Reynolds is doing less than stellar. He just got dumped, was passed over for a prestigious fellowship, and to top it all off he's right... Read more

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Ratio

The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

Ruhlman's Ratios

By: Michael Ruhlman
Narrated by: Michael Ruhlman
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

Michael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all food come together, simply.

When you know a culinary ratio, it’s not like knowing a single recipe, it’s instantly knowing a thousand.

Why spend time... Read more

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Medium Raw

A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

By: Anthony Bourdain
Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as he takes... Read more

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Life, on the Line

A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

By: Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 12 hours 51 minutes

In 2007, chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by... Read more

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Last Night at the Lobster

By: Stewart O’Nan
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes

A frank and funny yet emotionally resonant tale set within a vivid work day world, soon to be the basis of a major motion picturePerched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, the Red Lobster restaurant hasn’t been making its numbers, and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last... Read more

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