Cooking up Some Good Reads

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Cooking up Some Good Reads

Cooking up Some Great Reads
Are you craving some good books that involve food with the holidays coming soon.  The food novels are also novels about community, family and friendship because cooking bring people togather. .

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Eleanor Bennett has died and left a strange inheritance to her children Benny and Byron.  She leaves a recording where she talks about family secrets that her children have never heard of before.  She also asks her children to sit down and share a piece of black cake when the time is right. What family secrets does Eleanor have? What is the secret of the black cake?

Chocolat by Joanne Harris
 Vianne Rocher moves to a small French town with her 6-year-old French daughter where she plans to open a chocolate shop. But she is opposed by pastor Francis Reynaud who does not like Vianne untraditional ways. He tries to get the chocolate shop closed and to run Vianne out of town. However, her chocolate shop is doing good things for the town. Will it succeed?

Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.
 Evelyn Couch befriends Ninny Threadgoode who lives in a nursing home. Ninny ends up telling Evelyn stories about her life, family, and friends in the 1920s . Ninnie especially talks about the friendship between her sister in law  Iggie and Iggie best friend Ruth who run the Whistlestop Café. What types of adventures will Iggie and Ruth get into.  Will Ninnie and Evelyn help each become less lonely? Find out in this novel about family and friendship?

The kitchen front by Jennifer Ryan
Audrey, Gwendoline, Zelda and Nell are competing in a BBC World War 11 cooking competition called the kitchen front. The winner will get to cohost a cooking tv show. Each woman desperately wants to win the competition for various reasons. Will the competition become cutthroat? Will the women find friendship and community among the other competitors or will they bring them further apart?

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Elizabeth Zott is a brilliant chemist in the 1960s who is also a single mother and host of a popular tv show Supper at Six. But Elizabetg is not the conventional cooking show host she turns all her recipes into science and chemistry lessons. She also teaches her viewers to rebel. How will people react to Elizabeth getting her viewers to rebel? How did Elizabeth go from chemist to hosting a cooking show? Find out in this timely humorous novel about a unconventional heroine who makes her own path. 

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquive
Tita wants to marry her lover Pedro but they cannot marry because Tita mother wants  her to take care of her until she dies. To stay in Tita life Pedro agrees to marry her older sister Rosaura. Tita also loves to cook and express herself through her cooking. Odd things tend to happen when Tita cooks maybe even magical things.. .  Will Tita and Pedro every be able to marry? Will Tita ever learn how to disobey her mother?. Come find out in this emotional i novel of magical realism that focuses on love , family and friendship.  

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Daniler
Tess movies to New York city and gets what is supposed to be a temporary job in a Brooklyn restaurant. Along the way, she gets involved with a bartender named Jake and a waitress named Simone. Jake and Simone have an unusual connection to each other. She also became intoxicated to working in a restaurant and with a restaurants life style. Will Tess be able to handle the restaurant lifestyle? Find out in this bittersweet novel about finding yourself.