Over period of decades, we have read (and collected) hundreds and hundreds …and hundreds… of cookbooks, food biographies, and journals. ¬†A recent conversation with a talented young chef about the writings of Jeffrey Steingarten, and the glory days of food writing in Vogue, Gourmet, and monthly periodicals that were committed to intelligent, long form monthly editorial, compelled us to dig into our library this week. ¬†Adventurous reading, and eating, ensued.