Bite into a Good Book!

For librarians and bibliophiles alike, books and food are probably in our top 5 list of life’s necessities. So, what could be better than books where food plays a prominent role? Some

photo courtesy of CarrieLu

photo courtesy of CarrieLu

libraries have edible book festivals where patrons cook/bake a food featured in their favorite book (think “Green Eggs and Ham”) and everyone brings it to the library to

put on display. Maybe some day we can hold an event like that here in Warner. I think it would be a lot of fun.

In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of books with great food in them. Some are classics, some are bestsellers, some are beloved children’s books, and all these books tantalize the taste buds! I’ve hyperlinked the books that are available through Eastern’s libraries so that maybe you’ll be tempted enough to check one out over Spring Break. (For the others, you can always request them through EZ Borrow.)

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
2. Three cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
3. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
4. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, by Julie Powell
5. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
6. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
7. The True History of Chocolate, by Sophie D. Coe & Michael D. Coe
8. Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
9. Babette’s Feast and Other Anecdotes of Destiny, by Karen Blixen & Isak Dinesen
10. A Year in Provence, by Peter Mayle
11. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
12. Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months, by Maurice Sendak
13. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, by Agatha Christie
14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
15. The Coffee Trader, by David Liss

Do you have a favorite “food” read? Post it in the comments section below!

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