Food In Books
Ok, not literally IN books. Well, I mean, we've all gotten that book from the library with crumbs in the gutters, but that's not what this post is about. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books. And oh boy, I love this topic. I can think about food all day!
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - This fantastic book is about two Afghan women who are married to the same abusive husband. It talks a lot about food in the book, and most of the food is like the Indian food I love with a fiery passion. This book made me so hungry!
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - This book is similar to the first one mentioned in that it talks about Indian food a lot. Well, some. The two main characters are Indian-American so they eat a lot of traditional Indian food. Yum!
Chocolat by Joanne Harris - Not surprisingly, based on the title, this book includes a lot of discussion of chocolate. So Yum! This book gave me a massive sweet tooth while I was reading it. Unfortunately, I can't get good chocolate at Target. I have to go downtown to the chocolaterie on Main Street. So amazing! And about a dollar a piece. Oof!
The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon - All of the Inspector Brunetti books have amazing food in them. At least once in each book, Guido goes home and has some amazing pasta dinner with his family, and the dinner is described in detail. I even considered buying a bottle of Grappa to try it out because he always has some after dinner. That stuff is really expensive!!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - So ok. Remember when they get to Hogwarts and whatever they want appears on the table? That scene made me so hungry!
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - In the book, Bella has gone to live with her dad after about 16 years apart. She suspects he eats out a lot. She starts making dinner for the two of them, and it's amazing. Particularly mentioned are steak and potatoes, lasagna, enchiladas, and other yummy things. The movie glosses over all this by making them eat at the diner every night.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - I know, I know, but hear me out. They talk about food all the time in this book. Food is apparently an indicator of wealth. Mrs. Bennet imagines that Mr. Darcy has French cooks. When she thinks Mr. Bingley is coming to dinner she worries about what she'll serve him. When the younger sisters go to meet Jane and Elizabeth on their way home from London, they order a light meal from the inn, which is anything but "light" in my book.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - In this magical, historical novel, set in turn of the century New York City, the Golem gets a job in a bakery and shows amazing skill there. You can imagine what kind of fantastic pastries are described. Or you can read the book, so you don't have to imagine. I never wanted Challah bread so much in my life. Or ever in my life, really.
Ok, that's not ten, but that's what I got. What food found in books made you hungry?