It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
The official prompt is: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you’d love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don’t read foody books.)
Well, people, I READ FOODIE BOOKS! And I didn’t realize how many until I started making this list….so many of them focus on a main character with a culinary background of some sort. I’ve already featured a TTT way back about characters who cook/bake, so I’m going with the actual meals this time. Such fun! Join me as we plan an indulgent schedule of eating and snacking.
MEAL PLANNING 101 (AKA Yummy Foods in Books)
from Count Me In by Mikal Dawn
a Kit-Kat Latte – the perfect combination of sweet (chocolate and vanilla) and stout to caffeinate your day.
from Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson
3 words: Caden’s cinnamon rolls. “There was only one thing better than the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls in the morning. The taste of freshly baked cinnamon rolls in the morning. “-chapter 1
from Reservations for Two by Hillary Manton Lodge (but I could say ALL THE FOODS from the “Two Blue Doors” series!)
Blueberry buckwheat breakfast cake (AND there’s even a recipe for it in the book!)
from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano
James’s tuna Nicoise sandwiches with new red potato salad and fresh fruit: “seared tuna, seasoned delicately with olive oil, vinegar, and Dijon mustard, then layered with hard-boiled eggs and spring greens on an artisan roll.”
Tea… er, Coffee Time!
from The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan
Turkish coffee and LEMON CURD SANDWICHES. Merinda would not be herself without her frequent Turkish coffee, and lemon curd is the way to Ray’s heart, apparently 😉
from When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren
Ahi tartar in a rice noodle cup, garnished with char orange supreme. When the characters are participating in a cooking contest, the result is pretty exotic creations!
from A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay
Chef Benito Vasallo’s Bistecca alla Pizzaiola AKA steak of the pizza maker’s wife: a thick-sauce, wintry Italian dish with “a tangy mix of tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, and something [Emily] couldn’t name….”
from The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter
Filet steak with garlic butter, asparagus spears, and risotto. A meal fit for a food critic.
from Dare to Love Again by Julie Lessman
Ghrardelli chocolate bars straight from the factory at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA. This list would not be complete without Julie’s “chocolate kiss” fun!
Bonus! Books on my TBR shelf that promise all kinds of yummy foods:
The Romano Family Collection: A Trio of Romances Flavored with Grace by Brandy Bruce
All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant
With No Reservations by Laurie Tomlinson
The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano (releasing Feb. 2018)
Which of these meals sounds the most appetizing to you? Did you participate in this week’s TTT? Do you enjoy foodie fiction and have recommendations for me? Comment away!