Clean eating is great and all, but sometimes in life, you need to have a donut party. Or order a pizza with a tater tot crust. Or whip up an ice cream layer cake. You get the picture… sometimes you just need to indulge. And everyone has that one snack or dessert they’ll just never get enough of. That’s why we’ve put together this list: So you can gaze longingly at perfectly styled photos of your favorite munchies in these seven books.


1. Tacopedia: The Taco Encyclopedia by Deborah Holz ($30): Whether you like your tacos from a food truck or a traditional Mexican restaurant, this book has all the info you need about your fave spicy snack. With interviews, graphics, maps and more than 100 recipes, it definitely has the whole picture.


2. The Donut Book by Sally Levitt Steinberg ($15): Donut shops are stepping it up lately, with tons of super creative (and delicious) new flavors. This book captures all that goodness, plus the history of donut making, to give you an in-depth look at the world of donuts.


3. Fries! An Illustrated Guide to the World’s Favorite Food by Blake Lingle ($17): Who doesn’t love a good french fry? From hand-cut to the old stand-by McDonald’s variety, it’s a solid snack whenever you’re feeling the munchies coming on. And this book will definitely make you want an extra large fry immediately.


4. The Pizza Bible by Toni Gemignani ($30): From deep dish to wood fired to margherita, the pizza world is complex. Let an 11-time world pizza champion explain it all to you — and make your mouth water.


5. The Comic Book Story of Beer by Jonathan Hennessey ($19): Okay, so we know beer isn’t exactly a snack food per se, but it’s definitely in the snacking category. And this book is the perfect guide to the history of beer, with a twist — it’s written in comic book style!


6. Olympia Provisions: Cured Meats and Tales from American Charcuterie by Elias Cairo and Meredith Erickson ($40): If you’re feelin’ a little fancy in your snacking preferences, check out this book chalk full of facts about charcuterie.


7. Ladurée Macarons by Vincent Lemains ($40): Macarons might be somewhat new on this side of the pond, but there’s a rich history behind the sweet treat in France. Read all about the story behind this classic brand of macarons in this colorful guide.

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