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.
Here's a good thread to check-out: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/415892
And this one, too: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/302981
This is a link to a two-page .pdf that has some interesting ideas: http://www.mhl.org/read/lists/food%20...
A library list: http://www.multcolib.org/books/lists/...
Another list: http://nancykeane.com/rl/213.htm
Interesting list from a Tasmanian library: http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/wh...
Fiction with Recipes: http://www.webrary.org/rs/flbklists/R...
"Edible Fiction": http://www.webrary.org/rs/flbklists/F...
Another library list: http://www.johnsburglibrary.org/food_...
Egads, I need to go shopping!
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.
Peter King has a nice series of mysteries, starring the "Gourmet Detective". He makes them fun by carrying the gourmet aspect over the top.