Monday, December 09, 2013

Six top foodie novels from around the world

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Alexandra Silverman tagged six choice examples of foodie fiction, including:
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

A tour of the world’s food fiction would be incomplete without a stop in Mexico, at the de la Garza’s ranch. The full title of Esquivel’s brilliant first novel is Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies, but it also includes regret, revolution, magic, and the most emotionally gripping cooking scenes I’ve ever read. If you’ve yet to sample the book’s literary and culinary delights, go forth—learn in Nacha’s kitchen, burn with Gertrudis, simmer (ache, roast, and bake) with Tita, and beware of Rosaura’s gas and Mama Elena’s ghost.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue