10/25/2013 08:20 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2013

The Best Food Books Of 2013

There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that aren't cookbooks.

This year's crop of food books range from provocative memoirs to exposés of the junk food industry. This wide spectrum of titles proves that when it comes to food, there are infinite interesting topics. Plus, all of these books are great cocktail party fodder.

Check out nine of the best books of 2013:

9 New Food Books To Add To Your Shelves