Food and books…these are a few of MY favorite things! There are so many great food memoirs, cookbooks, and novels where food is the main attraction. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.
FOOD: A LOVE STORY
by Jim Gaffigan
Looking for an awesome audiobook? Look no further! Jim Gaffigan loves food and will make you laugh the entire 7 hours and 17 minutes you listen to this book. I’m sure the print version is funny, but the narration by the author is the only way to go, I think. A full review of this title can be found here.
THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE THE LESS YOU CRY
by Kathleen Flinn
Kathleen Flinn writes about her experience attending the famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. She gives an insider’s look at the program’s intense teaching methods, competitive students, and interweaves over two dozen recipes along the way.
by Robyn Brande
Overweight teenager Cat embarks on a high school science project, using herself as the test subject. She chooses to emulate the ways of hominins, the earliest ancestors of human beings, by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology, not an easy feat! A full review of this title can be found here.
THE FOREST FEAST: SIMPLE VEGETARIAN RECIPES FROM MY CABIN IN THE WOODS
by Drin Gleeson
This beautiful cookbook has yummy recipes and is a feast for your eyes with its multi-media artwork. A full review of this title can be found here.
RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN
by Lucy Kinsley
Lucy has loved food all her life, the daughter of a chef and a gourmet, she didn’t really have much of a choice. Now a cartoonist, she traces key experiences in her life revolving around food and the lessons she’s learned about cooking and life. Each chapter includes an illustrated recipe. A full review of this title can be found here.