Books Foodies Should Read
If you’re a foodie, or like me and have a love of movies about food – Burnt and Chef, anyone? – then reading a book about food is amazing. You can practically taste the food as you read. I have a lot of experience in reading fiction books with a food element. As such, here are some books foodies should read.
I was inspired to pick up this contemporary read after watching the film adaptation. The film is a little bit different in comparison to the book, but the one thing that remains consistent is the incredible blend of Indian and French food description. From Michelin star classic French cuisine to the artistry behind an authentic Indian meal. Your mouth will water.
Andi, or A.L. Michael was the first author I ever had a meeting with. She is incredible! And her books are great too. To this day my favourite is Cocktails and Dreams, mostly because of the descriptions of food. The main character, Savvy is a mystery diner who goes to restaurants to review food and to this day I remember just melting at the descriptions. Love it.
I’ve yet to read this, but I have it on my to-be-read list. Another one that I discovered via the film adaptation. I love a good challenge – as readers of my 30 Day Challenges posts will know – and this is all about Julie Powell recreating every Julia Child recipe from The Art of French Cooking in one year.
If you’re more of a classic diner who adores a decent meal – usually for a hefty price – with a side of drama, then Sweetbitter is for you. This story is set in New York City and follows Tess who gets a job at a fancy restaurant and begins a journey about food, wine, and attraction. It’s sizzling with tension and it’s * chef’s kiss*.
Another wine-related title, which also relates to food is Wine Girl by Victoria James. This is a non-fiction memoir about the youngest female sommelier in America. Victoria James was determined to become a world-class sommelier and she achieved it, but not without facing adversity and working in many different restaurants.
This is a non-fiction memoir about Michelin Star Chef Anthony Bourdain’s experience of becoming a world-class chef. From the debauchery of the 1980s and 1990s in Paris and Tokyo to the plates of food he created throughout his lifetime. For anyone who loves movies like Burnt will love this book.
Are you a foodie? Will you be picking up any of these books? Let me know in the comments below.