Twenty-two acclaimed writers celebrate the art of eating Wendell Berry * Colette * William Corbett * Michael Dorris * Alexandre Dumas * M. F .K. Fisher * Michael Frank * Betty Fussell * Evan Jones * Judith B. Jones * Barbara Kafka * Madeline Kamman * Charles Lamb * Rose Macaulay * Henry Matthews * Joyce Carol Oates * Francine Prose * Paul Schmidt * James Seay * Charles Simic * Edward Steinberg * Alice Waters There is more to be gained from our daily bread than mere sustenance. Curiosity, romance, ritual, and insight can be as much a part of a meal as any of its edible ingredients. In this delectable collection of essays on fine food and drink, twenty-two renowned writers capture the gestures, the celebrations, and the moments in which food, wine, and the act of eating transcend their initial purposes to become something far greater. A window into the eating lives of a handful of our finest literary artists, Not for Bread Alone is a tasty and most satisfying delight--a true culinary classic.