These are the food related books I have read and enjoyed, a few fiction, most not.
Food and Cooking from a Historical Perspective:
Paradox of Plenty
Something from the Oven
Watching What We Eat
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
Like Water for Chocolate
More Home Cooking
My Life in France - by Julia Child with the help of her nephew, Alex Prud'Homme.
Appetite for Life
Backstage with Julia
Julia Child: A Life
As Always, Julia
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
Tender at the Bone
Garlic and Sapphires
For You Mom, Finally
The Tenth Muse
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry
Cooking for Mr. Latte
Cooking and Screaming
Clara's Kitchen - Clara tells us about Depression Era Cooking
A Tiger in the Kitchen
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
Stand Facing the Stove - the story of "The Joy of Cooking".
Profiles from the Kitchen - What Great Cooks Have Taught Us about Ourselves and Our Food
Telling it Like it is:
The Making of a Chef
A Homemade Life
The Art of Eating In
Julie and Julia - didn't love this book, but I did love the movie that this and "My Life in France" was based on.
General Food Writing:
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant - essays on cooking and eating alone.
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School
American Wasteland - all about food waste and ideas on how to curtail it.
Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well)