Each of these novels has an enticing blend of food, relationships, and quirky women coming of age, no matter their age. And just a warning: you’ll be hungry after you finish reading! The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller (2016) After her fancy dessert goes up in flames (as does her fancy workplace), Olivia escapes to Vermont to bake for a small inn. In the process, she meets a delightful cast of characters and discovers what’s really important in life. Check out Mary P.’s review for more about the story. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal (2015) It’s all about Eva. Told from multiple points of view and through a series of short stories, the novel unfolds to share different parts of the renowned chef’s personality. Delicious! by Ruth Reichl (2014) After Billie gets a job at a food magazine, she encounters engaging characters, describes mouth-watering food, and explores the foodie side of New York. Read a full review of the book here. Did you know? We’ve got a whole list of Foodie Fiction!
Lucy Knisley’s graphic memoir about growing up with a mom who is a chef and a father who is a food-snob will trigger memories of favorite foods, of cooking successes and failures, and of times spent sharing meals (delicious and not so delicious) lovingly prepared by someone for us. Relish is recommended for those who live to eat!
Eat This, Not That!: The Best (& Worst) Foods in America! by David Zinczenko (2009) If you love to eat but would like to lose a few pounds with little effort, this book can help you make better food choices. One can learn about the “40 Best & Worst Beers in America” and the “Best Snacks in America” with glossy full-color pictures of every food and beverage featured and exclamation points galore. Frozen foods, pizzas, burgers, desserts and many other well-loved treats get the full analysis. Making better choices in the grocery store, mall food court and restaurant can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Written by editors at Men’s Health magazine, this popular series makes food research fun and easy. Other books in the series concentrate on nutrition for kids and a restaurant survival guide. Get more ideas for healthy eating at Eat This!