Books and food…seems they go hand-in-hand, no? Both are necessary for our survival (at least we think so). Both also incite passionate debates – butter or margarine? Pancakes or waffles? Carbs or low fat? Hunger Games or Twilight? Edward or Jacob? Bronte or Austen? Fitzgerald or Hemingway?
We love food so much – we especially enjoy it when authors include recipes in their novels:
- The Hannah Swensen Mysteries by Joanne Fluke — Start with Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
- The Quilter’s Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini — The newest Elm Creek quilting circle member is a chef!
- Angelica Cookson Potts series by Cherry Whytock — The adventures & recipes of an English teenager
- The Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson — Start with Catering to Nobody
There’s also a new breed of cookbook featuring recipes inspired by books and the yummy foods mentioned between the covers:
- Planning a Hunger Games wedding or viewing party? Try…The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
- Having a Harry Potter viewing marathon? Try…The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
- Need to prepare a dish for your next book club meeting? Try…The Book Club Cookbook
- Want to whip up some green eggs and ham? Try…Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook Continue reading