Looking for a good read to go with that glass of port during what looks to be a wet weekend? I have some suggestions, but none of them has to do with food, wine or restaurants, the subjects of this blog. (OK, just pick up anything by Daniel Woodrell, and if you run across a hardbound copy of "Woe to Live On" for less than $100 please let me know where I can find it.)
If you insist on sticking to dining themes for your weekend reading, then check out the recommendations of Trevor White, editor of The Dubliner magazine in Ireland and a former food critic who grew up in a restaurant family. His list of food books compiled for Guardian Unlimited has an Irish and English slant, but by including Americans like Jeffrey Steingarten and Anthony Bourdain you can tell he appreciates intelligence and candor in his culinary reading.