Delicious Reads-Culinary Memoirs and Novels


a list of culinary fiction and nonfiction titles to make your mind and mouth water

  • Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone

  • Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

  • Charlotte Au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood

  • Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

  • The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

  • A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

  • Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing

  • The Language of Baklava: A Memoir

  • Le Road Trip: A Traveler's Journal of Love and France

  • Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Identity

  • Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

  • The Lost Art of Mixing (A School of Essential Ingredients Novel)

  • Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

  • Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food during Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents (California Studies in Food and Culture)

  • Paris in Love: A Memoir

  • The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

  • The School of Essential Ingredients (A School of Essential Ingredients Novel)

  • The Spice Necklace: A Food-Lover's Caribbean Adventure

  • A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean

  • Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table

Source: Raidene Hebert, "Culinary Reads", from Travel and Culinary Memoirs, New Fiction and Non-Fiction: Literary Journeys with Raidene, a blog written by the Heights Libraries Matchmakers (A Readers Advisory Group)