In any event, I'm still snotty and sneezy and bleary-eyed, but I'm downing ginger root tea with fresh lemon, honey, and cayenne (my go-to cold remedy for years), putting up my feet, and giving myself permission to move at a tortoise's pace. And to read whatever my heart pleases. While that's mainly been baby books lately, I've been thinking a good deal about my favorite literary genre-food fiction. I love a good memoir, and am a voracious non-fiction reader, but food fiction is, for me, where it's at.
I've put together a short list of my favorite reads in the category to date. If you've got others, I'd love to hear about them. And if you love a little drama with your delicious delicacies, I highly encourage you to pick up one of these reads as we all forge ahead through the dogs days of August.
-5 Quarters of the Orange, Joanne Harris
-Blackberry Wine, Joanne Harris
-Chocolat, Joanne Harris
-Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen
-The Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen
-Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
-The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
-Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
*Image from here.