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October 17: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you’d love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don’t read foody books.)

  1. Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Douglas Adams. Not sure how I’d feel about talking to my food, but it sounds like an excellent steak.

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Roald Dahl. So the factory is a little dangerous, but the candy sounds magical.

3. Killer Pancake; Diane Mott Davidson. Cozy mysteries about food are to die for. 😀

4. The Great Gatsby; F. Scott Fitzgerald. Go to the parties for the food.

5. Chocolat; Joanne Harris. I want to eat all these sweets.

6. Baking Cakes in Kigali; Gaile Parkin. Several delicious cakes in this one.

7. Harry Potter; J.K. Rowling. I want to try butterbeer, and chocolate frogs, and all those wizard foods except the every flavor beans.

8. Kitchens of the Great Midwest; J Ryan Stradal. This book is about a chef trying to give his love of food to his daughter.

9. Joy Luck Club; Amy Tan. The feasts at the Joy Luck Club all sound amazing.

10. Chicken Every Sunday; Rosemary Taylor. Nothing like a home cooked meal.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

6 responses »

  1. FranL says:

    Your list has a few things in common with mine: https://franlaniado.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/top-ten-tuesday-food-in-books/
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a runner up for me. Somehow the danger of the factory itself is a bit of an appetite killer for me!

  2. I haven’t commented in ages (recently come back to blogging), but I love your top pick! That would totally be one of mine too ^_^. Good picks, my list would be a lot of sweets too. I read The Joy Luck Club so long ago, I barely remember those scenes, but perhaps I should reread it sometime.

    • Welcome back! 🙂
      I didn’t mean to have so many sweets, it just… happened. 😀
      Joy Luck Club was my book club book for September, so it was still pretty fresh in my mind. But it might be worth a reread!

  3. Oh Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a great pick for this theme. I would have LOVED to visit the Chocolate Factory myself as a child. Still would now to be honest.
    Great picks for this week. 😀

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