Best Fiction Books for Foodies

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Are you someone who takes a greater-than-average interest in the food you eat? Do you enjoy experimenting with new recipes or making a hobby out of going to places like restaurants, cafes, and food trucks in your spare time? Do the titles of your favorite TV shows include words such as “chef”, “kitchen”, and “bake-off”? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be what many would consider a foodie. As foodies ourselves, we love to consume food-themed entertainment wherever we can get it, and this includes books. Here are some of the fiction novels we especially love.

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

Delicious! is the perfect book for curling up on a rainy day with a cup of tea, and perhaps a cupcake. It’s a light read about Billie, a writer who moves to New York to work at a food magazine. When the magazine ceases publication unexpectedly, Billie needs to find a way to stay in the city and makes an important discovery in the process.

Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev is well-known for her Jane Austen-style writing format, and the romantic comedy Recipe for Persuasion is no exception. The story follows Chef Ashna as she fights to save her restaurant and ends up reconnecting with her first love along the way.

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Suspense fans are sure to enjoy this captivating story about Lila, a woman whose food critic ex-boyfriend mysteriously dies after the two have a confrontation. Trouble continues to unfold when the police name Lila as the only suspect in his death, and, well… we’ll let you read the rest.