Season to Taste by Molly Birnbaum (review) - about a culinary-bound young woman who loses her sense of smell.
Spiced - good kitchen memoir, check it out
Love this new illustrated edition of Michael Pollan's Food Rules
The Book Thief - moving, excellent book set in Nazi Germany
"On Beauty" by Zadie Smith - great book.
This is a must-have reference for anyone who wants to improve their food photography.