14 New Books That Are Guaranteed To Make You Hungry


It’s lit

If we could, we would spend the majority of our time here on earth skimming through our favorite bookshops and running through libraries. But even if we could, there sadly wouldn’t be enough time to read every book in existence—that’s why we rely on recommendations from friends, family, and our favorite authors. Every week, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite reads because literature is, well, lit.

At NYLON, we take food as seriously as our books, with the need to find the perfect way to express ourselves in a literary sense sometimes placed on the same level of importance as finding a dish fitting to the exact moment in time that we're experiencing. You can imagine, then, what happens to us when the two come together, resulting in narratives of delicious proportions that fuel our reading experiences and light up and arouse all five of our senses with smells of fragrant spices, sounds of sizzling meats, heat of a fire, and a visual burst of colors and textures that accompany each finger-licking dish.

For the many appetites out there, this season saw a slew of food connoisseurs putting their craft on paper and inviting readers to dine at their tables. Whether it's a debut cookbook from a famed chef, a follow-up to one of the country's most beloved food memoirs, or a look into the history of gastronomy in America, these titles have managed to feed our imagination and tantalize our palettes.

Ahead, the 14 books every food lover should read this fall. If you haven't had breakfast yet, we advise you do before proceeding.

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Craft Burgers and Crazy Shakes from Black Tap by Joe Isidori

Joe Isidori has finally solved the lines-around-the-block problem surrounding his cultishly-adored burger and milkshakes joint, Black Tap, with the release of his debut cookbook. Featuring 40 restaurant-approved recipes for mouthwatering burgers and the gravity-defying milkshakes that have placed Isidori in the upper echelons of his craft, the book allows readers to get the same dining experience at home as they would at either of the two Black Tap locations. Now if only we could uncover the magic that goes into the Bagel Burger, all our goth dreams would come true. Your move, Black Tap.

Recipe to try: Kobe truffle burger and Brooklyn blackout shake

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.