Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Eight top works of fiction for foodies

At B&N Reads Madina Papadopoulos tagged "eight works of fiction that are an escapist trip for both the heart and the stomach," including:
Feast of Sorrow, by Crystal King

Crystal King’s newly released debut novel delights readers with its vivid descriptions of daily life in ancient Rome, particularly its food. The story centers on Roman gourmand Apicius. It’s told from the first-person perspective of Apicius’ slave, Thrasius, who imparts his cooking knowledge to the characters as well as the readers, with recipes like patina of small fry and honey cakes. Feast of Sorrow makes for a great summer read, particularly if one’s summer trip is to Rome.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue