Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Hungry


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is books that make us hungry.  Fun topic!

 

The Brutal Telling: It might seem weird to include a murder mystery on this list, but all of the books in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series that take place in Three Pines have insanely delicious descriptions of the food served in the cafe - soups, sandwiches, everything!

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: I don't even know what Turkish Delight is, but Edmund's obsession with it makes me hungry.  There's quite a few references to food in such a short book!

 

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune: My review for this book contains the following line, "And the food - OMG, don't read this on an empty stomach! The descriptions of food and even the way it was prepared were mouth-watering."  Enough said!

Cravings - Hungry For More: One day I am going to make some of the yummy-sounding recipes in this cookbook!

 

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake: This book is a loving ode to the food scene of Milwaukee!

The Wrath & The Dawn: The sumptuous descriptions of clothing, jewelry, and especially the food in this book really transported me.

 

Food - A Love Story: With his signature delivery, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about his love affair with food and his favorite items and restaurants.

The Confectioner's Tale:  If you have a sweet tooth, this book is for you.  Pastries, sugar, chocolate - it's got it all!


Have you read any of these?

40 comments:

  1. I've only read The Wrath & The Dawn. It's one of my favorite books!

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  2. Macarons, oh the Confectioner’s Tale is definitely for me!

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  3. Someday I want to taste turkish delight. :)

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    1. Haha, I'd like to even just know what it is!

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  4. I forgot about all the food in TWaTD. It was amazing! As a kid, I was obssessed with getting my hands on Turkish Delight.

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  5. Oh I remember loving all the food descriptions in The Wrath and the Dawn! It all sounded so delicious. I have no idea what a Turkish Delight is either, but it sounds delicious as well :)

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    1. I know, every time they brought her breakfast, I was like, hmm, what's she eating today?!

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  6. I completely love the fact that Louise Penny describes the food in Three Pines so vividly. Makes you want to go there - if it existed. Ha!

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    1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that! I would totally go to Gabri's cafe.

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  7. That Jim Gaffigan book was really good! And I agree about the Louise Penny books - every scene that has a meal describes the food and I'm jealous of the characters.

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    1. I know! No matter what the characters are doing, they take the time to eat. My kind of people!

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  8. Same here with Turkish Delight haha!

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  9. I remember reading the Narnia books as a young teen and REALLY wanting Turkish delight, even though I’d never heard of it. Then I Googled it and was like, “Yuck. Is Edmund sure this tastes good?”

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Now that I've Googled it, I don't think the gel part entices me. But the rest of the ingredients sound good!

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  10. I'm not a fan of Turkish Delight. I can't believe Edmund put his siblings and Narnia in danger for it. LOL. Here's my Top Ten Tuesday list.

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    1. Haha, right? I can't really imagine loving any food so much I would risk my family for it!

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  11. Oh man! I remembered the Turkish Delight from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! I need to try that someday! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. Great list! I've heard a lot of people talk about Roselle Lim's book and how the food descriptions are heaven! It's still on my TBR though but I'm looking forward to it :D

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  13. Great list! I'm still angry with C.S. Lewis for making Turkish Delight sound delicious when, in reality, it tastes like soap. I assumed it'd be nicer considering Edmund sells his family out for it.

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  14. I'll bet the Jim Gaffigan book is a lot of fun! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  15. I never thought a book cover would make me crave a hot dog, but that one totally does!!!

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  16. I love Jim Gaffigan. His bits about food are hilarious. There's no forgetting Hot Pockets. lol

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    1. That bit makes me laugh so hard that I cry!

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  17. I've read Wrath and Narnia.

    Turkish Delight wasn't really that good, but I like the line from That Night:

    "I walk over to a box of Turkish delights and hold it up to inspect it. I remember reading about them in the Chronicles of Narnia. Edmund betrayed his family for them. I've never had one before, but they must be really something to sell out your family for a box."

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  18. I started chuckling as soon as I saw the words Turkish Delight. I remember really wanting to see what all the fuss was about when I read that book as a kid.

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  19. Natalie Tan is up soon for me - good to know I shouldn't be hungry (or should have a snack handy!)

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  20. Ooo! I haven't heard of it but "The Confectioner's Tale" looks really interesting/pretty!! :)

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