Top Ten Tuesday - 10 Books that make me Hungry

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


 It's Tuesday and time for everyone's favorite weekly meme - Top Ten Tuesday! As usual, it is hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. My Mommy is having a glass of wine and some popcorn and I am nibbling on my Nibbles. You just can't help snacking with today's theme: 10 Books that make me hungry.

Food, food, glorious food.... Pair it with books and you have a magnificent day. Add in a few cocktails and your week will be pretty much perfect! 

1. Recipes for Love and Murder - A Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew No, the title is not misleading. Or not completely. This book actually does come with recipes. In fact, all three books in this series come with the recipes included. Best part, it is all proudly South African. This is a cozy mystery with lots of laughs and typical South African characters. If you don't want to read it, it's worth getting the books just for the recipes. Delicious!

2. Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin Still on the continent. Go visit Angel in Rwanda and make sure to order one of her buttery cakes. 

3. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender This book has been on my Mommy's TBR list for way to long. That cake looks yummy.  I have an idea of what the story is about and I believe the title is perfect. My mommy bakes the best Lemon Meringue and I believe that is also a bit like real life. The sweet and sour need to be balanced. But it doesn't always work like that.

4. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult Still mother's and daughters. This book will break more than eggs. It might break your heart too. Every chapter opens with a recipe that is a perfect companion to the chapter. I haven't tried any of them. It makes my Mommy sad. But it's there on the shelf for the taking. 

5. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal Staying in the family, but this time it's a father-daughter / mother-daughter relationship. I haven't read this one yet, but really want to. I think it's perfect for today's prompt. 

6. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg From the Midwest to Alabama where a Southern kind of Wobegon Cafe offers good barbecue, good coffee, all kinds of love and laughter and even the occasional murder too. 

7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett Minny sure knows how to cook up a storm. In more ways than one. She also bakes the most delicious pies. BUT I would be weary of her Chocolate Pie if I were you.

8. Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes My Mommy's read this book ages ago and she is of that age where you can't always remember everything all the time. Can't remember if there were any actual sushi in this book. But we do love sushi. Especially the salmon. Salmon is my favorite indulgence. I wanted to add Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday, but my Mommy's favorite indulgence won the vote.

9. Chocolat by Joanne Harris Pure indulgence. The book and the chocolate. I'm not allowed to have chocolate. Apparently it's not good for cats. 

10. The Rosie Project by Don Tillman What better way to end of your lovely dinner and delicious dessert, than with a cocktail. Call in Professor Don Tillman. He will serve you the best cocktail with the exact measurements and only the best ingredients. 


What books make you hungry? Did any of my picks tickle your taste buds? 

Remember to link your hunger pangs to Jana and share them with us.

Happy eating!


Lots of Love,

Elza


 

 


40 comments

  1. Nothing better than books and food! I loved the Fried green Tomatoes movie!!!

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    1. I know! It was excellent! I think all bloggers snacked today, the whole day.

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  2. Marian Keyes also has Watermelon!

    Good call on the food in The Rosie Project.

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    1. Hi Marg! I used to love Marian Keyes, but I think I've outgrown her a bit.

      I love the whole Don Tillman series.

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  3. These all sound delicious - also I cant remember if there was sushi in Sushi for Beginners either!

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    1. I struggle to remember the plot of Sushi for beginners! I remember the guy was quite handsome in my opinion...

      Hope you are well!

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  4. I loved Baking Cakes in Kigali.

    I have a link up for books about food at https://www.spiritblog.net/September-2020-foodies-read. We’d love to have you link up and you might win the monthly drawing!

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    1. Hi there Heather! Thanks for letting me know! Will go and have a look.

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  5. Chocolat is the ultimate story for a person who loves food. Fried Green Tomatoes is pure Southern humor.

    I can't pass up a book with a food theme.

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    1. Hi Deb! I've actually never really paid attention to books with food. But I loved Recipes for Love and Murder. Have a look at that series. I'm sure you are going to love it! It's all about food and a nice, cozy murder mystery.

      Have a good week!

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  6. I loved The Help - book and Movie; the same for Chocolat.

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  7. Oh yeah, I forgot there was a lot of baking in Handle With Care!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/top-ten-tuesday-279/

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    1. I think the recipes was perfect to soften to story a bit.

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  8. Well, now I'm craving cake. Ha!

    My post .

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    1. Hi Lydia! I've been craving cake the whole week. I have friends coming to visit the weekend. Perfect excuse to bake cake!

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  9. No, chocolate is not good for cats, but the cover is gorgeous! I haven't read any of these, but I have seen the movie The Help.

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    1. Hi Brooke! Chocolat is also a movie and so is Fried Green Tomatoes. Hope you get to see them soon. Or read the books...

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  10. I've got Chocolat on my list, too. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake sounds good (title-wise)but it is a very strange book. Surreal, even. Let me know if you ever get to it so I can digest it with you. My TTT list of books that make me hungry

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    1. Hi Anne, a friend of mine has read The particular sadness of Lemon Cake and she also said it wasn't an easy read. But I still want to read it though.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. How could I forget Chocolat and Fried Green Tomatoes!!! Yum!! Great list!

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  12. Every time I see that Lemon Cake book, I want lemon cake. It just looks so yummy!

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    1. Hi Deanna! I know! I think I will bake a cake that looks similar...But Lemon cake needs to go with vanilla frosting. So maybe I'll just color it yellow.

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  13. Books, food and cocktails? Yep, sounds great to me :) All of these are making me hungry just by looking at the covers.

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    1. Hi Yvonne! Great combination yes. If bloggers and book lovers can only rule the world.... Imagine what a stunning place it would be!

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  14. Fried Green Tomatoes seem delicious! I should try them sometime...

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday list this week.

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  15. Oooh! These sounds like interesting reads! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Thanks for sharing Poinsettia!

      Have a wonderful week!

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  17. Great list! I finally picked up a copy of Fried Green Tomatoes, and I'm excited to read it. Hopefully I can get to it soon. <3

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  18. Great list - and thanks for the visit to my blog!

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  19. So many great books this week! The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake has been on my TBR pile for longer than I care to admit...

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    1. Same here Christopher! I might have baked the cake on the cover before I read the actual book...

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Oooh, great list! Some of these sound very hunger-inducing haha!

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    1. Hi Destiny! Glad they tickle your taste buds!

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  21. I haven't read "The Help" (I think I started, too...?), but yes, the film is all about good food. :) Either way, it's a great addition. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland's post of this week; apologies it took me so long to visit here.

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