Think of Food Journeys of a Lifetime as 500 places to see and taste before you die. Full of the take-you-there photography for which National Geographic is famous, the book covers every conceivable gustatory delight--from fabled chefs' fare to humble street foods.
The Book of Fungi by Peter Roberts and Shelley Evans
This coffee-table book-cum-kitchen reference covers edibles familiar (morels, truffles) and wildly exotic (ethereal Mexican Indigo Milkcaps, curious Wood Cauliflowers). It includes those not to eat, as well. Life-size photos capture every fascinating fungal detail.
Paul Greenberg--the reporter who helped get Chilean sea bass off many menus--brings his insight as a passionate sport fisher to this unsettling account of four species (salmon, cod, bass, and tuna) we may be fishing to extinction.