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Jan 4, 2008 04:02 PM

Favorite fiction foodie books.

Sorry if this has already been done !!! The movie post got me thinking.....recent or favorite novels about food/restaurants/chefs etc....light and fluffy reads or serious reading.

A few recents for me are:

Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor

Cooking for Mr. Right by Susan Volland

Girl Chef ....can't remember the author.

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  1. The Food of Love by Anthony Capella

    A foodie take on Cyrano de Bergerac, it falls into the light-and-fluffy category of novels.

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    1. re: zerlina

      Thanks for reminding me of Capella's book, Zerlina. A fun read that had me salivating for the foods of the various parts of Italy "Cyrano" traveled to.

    2. oops it's Girl Cook (not chef)...the author is Hannah McCouch

      1. Here's a good thread to check-out:

        And this one, too:

        This is a link to a two-page .pdf that has some interesting ideas:

        A library list:

        Another list:

        Interesting list from a Tasmanian library:

        Fiction with Recipes:

        "Edible Fiction":

        Another library list:

        Egads, I need to go shopping!

        1. If you are into New Orleans restaurant fiction, try Poppy Z Brite's Rickey & G-Man series (if three book is a series).I have finished LIQUOR and PRIME and loved them both, and have SOUL KITCHEN in the "to read soon" pile. Light, maybe, but not fluffy.

          1. Peter King has a nice series of mysteries, starring the "Gourmet Detective". He makes them fun by carrying the gourmet aspect over the top.